Art at War

Iraqi intellectuals converse at an art gallery in Baghdad.

This week on War News Radio, we take a look at how war in Iraq has affected local artists and their work.

We meet Mohamed al-Daradji, an Iraqi filmmaker who dared to shoot a movie on the streets of Baghdad. Listen now to Hansi Lo Wang’s report.

Then, we hear from struggling musicians, trying to keep the music alive in the war zone. Listen now to Dan Symond’s report.

Next, we take a look at how American television shows like Oprah and Dr. Phil have changed Iraqis’ perception of the US. Listen now to Emanne Desjardin’s report.

And we learn about the effects that the war has had on Iraq’s once-bustling book markets. Listen now to Elise Garrity’s report.

Finally, in our series, A Day in the Life, we hear from a chef who works the grill in Baghdad. Listen now to this report.

These stories this week from War News Radio.

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