Iraq in Fragments

Local director James Longley's Oscar-nominated 2006 documentary was deftly shaped from two years of guerilla reportage on the ground. Beyond the obvious shattering of landscape and livelihood, there is the older schism between Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds, and each receives a dedicated chapter in this triptych. The damage wrought by the ruinous American occupation of Iraq has been well chronicled by documentary filmmakers--and largely ignored by documentary audiences. Whether or not Longley's boldly stylized reportage breaches public indifference, its enduring value is assured. Note: Producer John Sinno will introduce the film. (NR) NATHAN LEE

Fri., June 13, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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