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Letters from Baghdad (2016)

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Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ammar Haj Ahmad ...
Muhammad Abd Al-Hussayn
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Sgt. Frank Stafford
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Sir Valentine 'Domnul' Chirol
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David Hogarth
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Janet Courtney
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Sir Arnold 'A.T.' Wilson
Michelle Eugene ...
Dorothy Van Ess
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Suleiman Faidhi
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Sir Percy Cox
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General Sir Gilbert Clayton
Jasper Jacob ...
Sir Nigel Davidson
Jürgen Kalwa ...
Dr. Friedrich Rosen
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Mme. Jamil Zadeh
Zaydum Khalad ...
Fakhry Jamil
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Young Gertrude Bell (voice)
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Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called the "female" Lawrence of Arabia was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I. Voiced and executive produced by Tilda Swinton, the film chronicles Bell's journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and all-male halls of colonial power with never-seen-before archival footage of the region shot a century ago. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current.

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Gertrude Bell was as controversial as the history she made.

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$950,000 (estimated)
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(Dolby 5.1)

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(archival footage)| (Super 16mm)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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