Art at War

A roadside book market in Baghdad. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

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

We meet an Iraqi filmmaker who dared to shoot a movie on the streets of Baghdad. Hansi Lo Wang reports.

Then, we hear from struggling musicians, trying to keep the music alive in the war zone. Dan Symonds reports.

Next, we take a look at how American television shows have changed Iraqi perception of the US. Emanne Desjardin reports.

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

Finally, 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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