Letters From Baghdad plus Q&A

Directors: Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl.
With: Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell. USA/UK/France 2016. 95 mins. English, Arabic with English subtitles.


Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make?

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbüehl.


Club and Group screenings

Wed 19th Apr 18.30 Ad Free: No advertisements or trailers will play ahead of this screening. You are recommended to arrive promptly. Picturehouse Docs: Bringing you the best in new and topical documentaries covering issues around the world.



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