- Director: WATAI Takeharu
2005 Arabic, English, Japanese Subtitled in - Color 35mm 102 min
Editing, Producer: YASUOKA Takaharu
Editing Assistant: TSUJII Kiyoshi
Production Company: Yasuoka Films
Distribution: Project “Little Birds”
Contact Name: J.F. OYA (BIO-TIDE)
[Festivals and prizes] Locarno 2005, Human Rights Prize; Hong Kong 2005, and others
[Synopsis] The director was already in Baghdad to cover the U.S. air raids when they began in March 2003. Shouting in front of a U.S. Army tank, he portrays the real situation that befell the Iraqi civilians. As he shows how different families fall victim to heavy air raids and the horrors of war, he questions the “meaning” of war.
Born 1971 in Osaka, Watai Takeharu started his career as a journalist in 1997, and became a member of the independent journalist group Asia Press International the following year. He made this film based on footage of the war in Iraq from March 2003 to July 2004.