Iraq in Fragments (2006) The fragments that James Longley handles with such grace and intelligence have disintegrated into irreparable shards since the filmmaker assembled his perceptive documentary Iraq in… 2006-11-08 Unrated PT94M Documentary Typecast Releasing
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Iraq in Fragments (2006)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
BEYOND REPAIR? An 11-year-old auto mechanic is one of the people director Longley brings into dramatic focus in his poetic Iraq doc
BEYOND REPAIR? An 11-year-old auto mechanic is one of the people director Longley brings into dramatic focus in his poetic Iraq doc
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Details Limited Release: Nov 08, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Typecast Releasing

The fragments that James Longley handles with such grace and intelligence have disintegrated into irreparable shards since the filmmaker assembled his perceptive documentary Iraq in Fragments between 2002 and 2005. Working with vérité patience and no scripted narration, Longley looks and listens, with nonjudgmental sensitivity, as Sunni, Shiite, and Kurdish Iraqis explain their colliding, intractable, invaded worlds, and their rising frustrations. He lets people be people, not position-holders. The calm poetry of the cinematography offsets the mess of the politics to stunning effect.

Originally posted Nov 08, 2006 Published in issue #907 Nov 17, 2006 Order article reprints