American Film about Iraq Shot in Morocco
Shooting of the American TV film Life From Baghdad has recently started in the Moroccan Cities of Warzazat and Casablanca, according to the daily al Sharq al Awsat.
The film is directed by Michael Jackson and stars Michael Keaton who previously played the starring role in the film Batman.
The film tells the story of an American press team led by a production young man named Robert Wiener who goes to Baghdad when the crisis erupts and attempts to tackle the circumstances with objectivity and without prejudice. This attitude is different from the American and international press general orientation during the gulf war.
The film describes the meetings between Wiener and the senior Iraqi officials who are close to Saddam Hussein as some sort of solidarity. It also talks about competition between two TV channels in securing an interview through satellite with the Iraqi president. The interview with Saddam constitutes the most prominent scenes of the film as the dialogue between the journalist and the president is shot on the sidelines and during the press interview.
The film highlights the press work on the sidelines during war and the pressure which journalists face affecting their work and their strife to maintain the work ethics including honesty and professional performance -- Albawaba.com