Thieves of Baghdad, a lite Iraqi War film
Despite a couple of stories today about strong Iraqi War stories being brought to the screen and there being many more strong tales of human endurance and suffering untold, Thieves of Baghdad looks set to bring us a more positive side of the war.
From Variety through Coming Soon:
The book is a first-person account of [Matthew] Bogdanos' criminal investigation in the midst of war to recover priceless artifacts after gaining the trust and cooperation of Iraqi civilians. Bogdanos and his team recovered a large number of the pieces looted from the museum without a single casualty.
Well it is an interesting sounding story, but isn't this just like Three Kings? I don't mean the actual story I mean where the officers are leading the news crews to positive stories, or stories of how soldiers are doing good things, or the Iraqi soldiers doing bad. I'm not saying this is politically motivated in any way, but it does make me wonder who's making the films about the harsh realities of the war over there?