Amateur filmmaker Mike Shiley, who has not formally trained as a journalist or a filmmaker, went for two months to the war-torn country Iraq. He attempted to represent the everyday experiences of Iraqis and a clarifying view of true damage that bombs can do in a time when the U.S led war with the Middle Eastern nation. During his tour he takes interviews of people on both sides of the conflict.
His footage that he captured during his stay provides an extraordinary personal image of the war affected citizens. To speak with everyday citizens and soldiers in Sunni and Shiite controlled areas, he put himself on the line of fire directly. Shiley’s film provides an opportunity for anyone to find a firsthand answer of the question, what it would be like to be an Iraqi citizen during this prolonged war.
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