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Director Zeva Oelbaum of ‘Letters from Baghdad’, a documentary about Gertrude Bell, speaks to people at the National Theater of Baghdad, Iraq, April 2.(Reuters)

‘Letters from Baghdad’ shows Iraq through eyes of British female explorer and spy who shaped it

By Reuters | Reuters, Baghdad
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 08:05 PM IST
The documentary shows hitherto unseen footage of Iraq as it was being pulled together into a new state a century ago, with a script taken entirely from Bell’s letters and official documents and read by British actress Tilda Swinton.
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