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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Ongoing Occupation of Iraq
For those who are trying to understand and perhaps teach about the intricasies behing the ethnic and religious tensions in Iraq, two First Run/Icarus Films Fall 2005 New Releases may become essential resources.

SHI'ISM: WAITING FOR THE HIDDEN IMAM offers valuable insights into the complex, largely unknown history of this small branch of one of the world's largest faiths, now a politically influential, controversial religious movement. And, in THE ROAD TO KERBALA, Iraqi-Canadian filmmaker Katia Jarjoura joins pilgrims on the 100-kilometer walk from Baghdad to Kerbala, and finds rare insights into the psychology of Shiite Iraqis, and into the growing turmoil of U.S.-occupied Iraq.

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