Saturday, June 23, 2007

Hometown Baghdad

I stumbled across this interesting documentary today called "Hometown Baghdad." It's told from the point of view of regular people living in Baghdad. There are quite a few "episodes," and I haven't watched all of them yet, but from what I've seen, they don't take a pro-US or anti-US stance. They're basically just common everyday people like us trying to survive an insane situation.

The other point they're trying to get across is that the people of Iraq are just regular ordinary people like the rest of us. They may have a different culture and different beliefs, but they still have the same passions, loves, and fears as the rest of us. I think too often the government and media in this country tries to portray the people of Iraq as being "different" than us...but let's face it, we're all human, and that's what matters more than anything else!

Click on the title of this entry to watch some of the episodes.

1 comment:

Spencer said...

the worst side of a culture comes out when one feels it has to compare itself to another. i think our portrayal of 'poor, helpless iraq' is kind of despicable. let's face it, their culture has been around a good 7000 years more than ours. i concur, they just want to live their everyday lives.