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Best of the Fest – Letters From Baghdad

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Date:
September 27, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cost:
$12
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Venue

Sebastopol Center for the Arts – Remove
282 S. High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Phone:
707.829.4797
Email:
info@sebarts.org

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https://sebastopolfilmfestival.org/portfolio-item/sdff/
Name of person entering event
Elizabeth Machado
Email of person entering event
elizabethm@sebarts.org

Letters from Baghdad is the story of a true original‚ Gertrude Bell‚ sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia. The film tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political powerhouse. Bell traveled widely in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence during WWI to help draw the borders of Iraq and as a result helped shape the modern Middle East. Using stunning, never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles her extraordinary journey into both the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British colonial power. The story is told entirely in the words of Gertrude Bell and her contemporaries, excerpted from their intimate letters, private diaries and official documents. It is a unique look at both a complex woman and a long-vanished world. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current. (USA, UK, France, 2017) 1hr 35min

Tickets: SDFF member $10 & General Admission $12