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08 November 2009

Heavy Metal in Baghdad

directed by Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi

It doesn’t get any heavier than this powerful doc about a metal group trying to do what they love. But when you have to add “staying alive from one day to the next” to your list of things you love, then you are definitely the heaviest band out there. Enter Acrassicauda, Iraq’s only heavy metal band struggling to survive in war-ravaged land, a land that they call home. And you think you have it bad… Directors Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi find in the band a glimpse into the lives of Iraqi people who could be going to the same shows that we go to, if their way of life hadn’t been utterly destroyed by years of conflict right in their backyards. They find in Acrassicauda the healing and hopeful power that music can weave, and the determination to achieve a goal at any cost. You’ve seen the news, you’ve seen the “informative” documentaries, now get a load of Heavy Metal in Baghdad. You won’t think of music the same way again.

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