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La Mémoire volée, retour au musée de Bagdad

Back to the Baghdad Museum.

by Milka Assaf



La Mémoire volée, retour au musée de Bagdad

Director: Milka Assaf

Script: Joanne Farchakh, Milka Assaf

Cinematographer: Arlette Girardot

Sound: Bashar Salah

Sound Mix: Benoît Fort

Editing: M. Didierjean

Music: Omar Bashir Ashwak

Coup d’oeil
3 rue du banquier
75013 Paris
Tel: 0033

Year: 2004

Betacam SP, Colour, 52 min
OV Arab with French Subtitles


8th April 2003. 19 days after the war of Iraq began, the Anglo- American troops entering Baghdad caused a urban guerilla warfare. Chaos spread giving way to looting. The looters would spare no place, no even Baghdad Archaeological Museum, the temple of memory. 10110 pieces were robbed. 10 000 vestiges from Mesopotamia holding the history of humanity. The whole population unanimously felt despoiled of the roots of their identity. One year later, the museum rises from the ashes. The former executive team has been dismissed on charge of incompetence and Iraqi archaeologist Donny George, who was in charge of the excavation section, has been promoted to the rank of director. Entirely devoted to the history of his country, he swore not only to have the museum rebuilt, but also to restore its soul. Little by little, objects are brought back. The people taking them back have different profiles, with some times quite surprising aspects..

  • 01-vesoulagglo
  • 02-vesoul
  • 03-regionbfc
  • 04-hautesaone
  • 05-cnc
  • 06-minsiteredelaculture
  • 07-academiebesanconweb
  • 08-FDCP
  • 09-uniphilippines
  • 10-guimet
  • 11-inalco
  • 12-keolis
  • 13-vbus
  • 14-mobiliteagglomeration
  • 15-mobigo
  • 16-creditagricole
  • 17-suzuki
  • 18-SNCF
  • 19-orange
  • 20-cora
  • 21-mgen
  • 22-vignoblesguillaume
  • 23-georgescuisine
  • 24-distilleriepeureuxweb
  • 25-Prime
  • 26-sahgev
  • 27-orinvestissement
  • 28-majestic
  • 29-schraag
  • 30-netizis
  • 31-onlineformapro
  • 32-franceinter
  • 33-francebleubesancon
  • 34-estrpublicain
  • 35-france3bfc
  • 36-lapressedevesoul
  • 37-ecrannoir
  • 38-asianmoviepulse
  • 39-positif
  • 40-tlramasorties
  • 41-cinealliance
  • 42-jfmaillot
  • 43-dbtechnique
  • 44-badkidproductions

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