Heavy metal in Baghdad

I am big fan of documentary. Given a choice between a well made documentary and a well made cinem, I would always choose the documentary. Why I think good documentary’s are more difficult to make than cinema, would need a whole post. And that will come later. Right now I am in still in the high of Heavy metal in Baghdad. And it was the best documentary I have seen.

It follows a band called Acrassicauda (latin name for the black scorpion) which is the only heavy metal band in Iraq. During a period of three years, starting from the time Saddam’s regime fell, to 2007, the director followed the band. I don’t like giving out spoilers in my reviews, so I won’t. All I would say is, the director made me headbang and the director made me cry.

So if you like documentaries DO  NOT miss it.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *