Free film showing of "Heavy Metal In Baghdad"

Presented by the Lucent Phoenix

FREE March 16th
potluck begins at 6pm
film begins at 7pm

At Gallery5
200 W. Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23220

"Heavy Metal in Baghdad is a feature film documentary that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day. Playing heavy metal in a Muslim country has always been a difficult (if not impossible) proposition but after Saddam’s regime was toppled, there was a brief moment for the band in which real freedom seemed possible. That hope was quickly dashed as their country fell into a bloody insurgency. From 2003-2006, Iraq disintegrated around them while Acrassicauda struggled to stay together and stay alive, always refusing to let their heavy metal dreams die. Their story echoes the unspoken hopes of an entire generation of young Iraqis."

"Film Synopsis" Heavy Metal Baghdad. 2007. VBS IPTV. 1 Mar. 2010 http://www.heavymetalinbaghdad.com/about.html.

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