Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Road to Nasiriyah in Post Production

The Road to Nasiriyah, Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton's documentary film from Iraq is now at a one hour and forty eight minute rough cut.
About The Road to Nasiriyah
In the wake of the 2003 Iraq war, hundreds of archaeological sites in southern Iraq were destroyed by looting.  The Road to Nasiriyah is the passionate journey of two American filmmakers, Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton, an Iraqi archaeologist, Abdul-Amir Hamdani, and an interpreter, Amir Doshi, who document the story.  They risk everything in an effort to stop the looting, but their journey takes an unexpected turn when Micah and Amir are kidnapped. 
Go here to read about (and support) the film.  To read even more, and view the trailer, go to:
User: Nasiriyah
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They have started a non-profit organization to help protect cultural history in conflict zones around the world, the Umma Foundation.  When the film is released, they will be using it as a fundraising tool for the Umma Foundation, an initial goal of which is to help Iraqi scholars study abroad.

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