Letters From Baghdad
Director: Sabine Krayenbuhl, Zeva Oelbaum
Cast includes: Tilda Swinton
95 mins / 2016 / uk, usa, france/ some subtitles
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 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.