Traverse City Record-Eagle


August 4, 2008

Video: Standing ovation for Baghdad High

The premise behind "Baghdad High" is sort of like what might happen if somebody made a teen reality show in Iraq. Filmmakers gave four Baghdad teens video cameras to record their daily lives as students in a war zone.

Only one of the four young men featured in the film was able to travel to Traverse City when it screened Friday night at the Old Town Playhouse. So, at the suggestion of an audience member, somebody grabbed a video camera and the crowd was filmed giving a long and boisterous standing ovation.

The video has been posted on YouTube so that the young men in Iraq can feel the love.

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