Groundbreaking Documentary Directed by the Iraqi People to Hit
on October 29
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Voices of Iraq, a groundbreaking
documentary directed by more than 2,000 Iraqis, will be distributed
Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's **Magnolia Pictures** following an
agreement announced today. The film has already generated
media interest for going beyond the limits of western journalists
empowering Iraqis to share their stories for the first time in more
two decades. The film is set to be released on October 29, 2004 in
U.S. cities, including New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and
"This is the one movie everyone should see before they vote,"
Cuban said. "The power of this movie comes from the unfiltered view
only the Iraqis themselves can provide. If the war in Iraq is an
that impacts your vote, you have to see this movie first."
Voices of Iraq was filmed and directed by more than 2,000
from all walks of life. The producers distributed 150 digital video
cameras across the country and received over 450 hours of footage
teachers, doctors, policemen, children and even insurgents. The film
offers a unique opportunity to hear the diverse perspective of
issues at the forefront of a global debate over war, terror and the
prospects for democratic reform. Voices of Iraq does what no other
or news organization has done before.
Former MTV producers Eric Manes and Martin Kunert partnered
actor and Gulf War veteran Archie Drury to distribute digital video
cameras all across Iraq. Beginning amidst the Falluja uprising in
through the marshlands in the South and Kurdish communities in the
and ending in September of this year, thousands of ordinary Iraqis
became filmmakers to reveal the richness, complexity and emotion of
"We feel it's important for people to see this film for an
unfiltered look at how Iraqis see their future," Manes said. "They
understand what's at stake in trying to create a fledgling democracy
the Middle East. We're excited to have **Magnolia Pictures** as our
partner as we release this important look at life inside Iraq."
Advance showings of Voices of Iraq for invited audiences will
held in New York City on October 20, Washington D.C. on October 21
Los Angeles on October 25. For more information on the film, visit
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