Sunday, September 17, 2006

OFFScreen Presents

The Blood of my Brother: a Story of Death in Iraq
Dir. Andrew Berends - USA/Iraq, 2005
Sunday, September 17th[Tonight] - 7 & 9:30 PM - 90 mins.
Newcomb Hall Theater

The Blood of My Brother: A Story of Death in Iraq tells a story of the war in Iraq from a perspective rarely seen. The primary point of view is Iraqi -- a family grieving at the tragic death of its eldest son. After years of hard work, Ra'ad, an Iraqi portrait photographer, has saved enough money to open his own shop. On the night of the opening, while volunteering to guard the ancient mosque in Kadhimiya, Ra'ad is shot and killed by an American patrol. Longing for revenge, Ra'ad's brother Ibrahim dreams of joining the Shia uprising against the American occupation. But as the only male left in the family, Ibrahim must take on the role of breadwinner.The Blood of My Brother "is intimate and hair-raising, granting us rare access to scenes inside mosques, at a Shiite militia rally and in homes under fire." (The New York Times)

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