Synopsis by Gönül Dönmez-Colin
During the political crisis in Baghdad in February of 1998, British filmmaker Sean McAllister was stuck there with hundreds of other foreign journalists who came to cover the story. In the shadow of a pending war, he decided to make a film about Kifah and Alla, two Iraqi bodyguards assigned to the foreign press. Through conversations with the two guards, which range from ice cream to English football, we get an inside view of Saddam Hussein's Iraq which is quite revealing.
assignment, bodyguard, conversation, journalism, political-conflict