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Thursday, September 29, 2005


Actual Positive News From Iraq

This is nothing but good. Baghdad started its first film festival since 2003 last Saturday, all locally made shorts. Not especially positive towards Americans, either, most of them, which isn't too surprising, given that they've been made in Iraq since 2003. But if Iraq is ever going to be its own country it's going to need to regain a sense of national identity. Art is a huge part of that. And film is still the most populist art form. But I think the photo goes with this story makes that argument better than anything I could write. Here it is, until the New York Times moves it:


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