Letters From Baghdad

Letters From Baghdad

DVD - 2019
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Gertrude Bell is sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia. Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist, and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I. Advisor to Winston Churchill and critic of colonial policies in Iraq, Bell was considered the most powerful woman in the British Empire. The film takes viewers into a past that is eerily current.
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, 2019
ISBN: 9781531708757
1531708757
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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cmarie20
May 14, 2019

So well done! Gertrude Bell was a woman born before her time. She was amazing!

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maipenrai
Apr 26, 2019

Marvelous documentary about Gertrude Bell who probably knew much more about the Middle East than T. E. Laurence who is, of course because he was male, is given much more credit. She traveled extensively and served as adviser to Churchill concerning the boundaries of Iraq and other states. She helped establish the archaeological museum in Baghdad which would be looted during the American invasion of Iraq. Truly an amazing and interesting woman. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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lindy919
Mar 19, 2019

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Excruciatingly super amazingly boring.
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I was actually very much interested in this but had to turn it off after 30 minutes as I could feel my internal organs starting to shut down in protest.
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I'd suggest getting Queen Of The Desert, with Nicole Kidman. It is a biographical movie about Gertrude Bell that is pretty good and BEAUTIFULLy shot.
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winston16
Jan 15, 2019

Fascinating look at a woman who defied her times and the view of women in those times to take a lead role in Middle Eastern affairs. This documentary came out a few years ago--glad PBS aired it now.

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