Kristin Hohenadel

Iraqi lives dream by helping out in American film

One small step for U.S. – Iraqi relations, one giant step for a young filmmaker. On the Prague set of ”Everything Is Illuminated,” 25-year-old Iraqi Muthana Mudher is getting a crash course in American-style moviemaking. As an intern on the project, Mudher, an aspiring filmmaker from Baghdad, has painted sets, assisted the director of photography, shot video for the film’s press kit, and even worked as an extra. All this because actor Liev Schreiber saw him telling MTV’s ”True Life” how nearly impossible it is to learn his profession in a country ravaged by war.

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John C. Reilly's moral stance on ''Manderlay''

Actor John C. Reilly walked off the Trollhattan, Sweden, set of Lars von Trier’s Dogville follow-up, Manderlay, in late March when he learned that an upcoming scene involved the slaughter of a donkey for food. The film’s producer says the animal – who was old and not expected to live much longer was killed off camera by a certified veterinarian, in accordance with Swedish law. Reilly, who was unavailable for comment, was replaced by Zeljko Ivanek (Unfaithful).

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