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August 31, 2006

Alive In Baghdad

Alive In Baghdad was formed in order to inform the world, and in particular America, of the Iraqi experience of day to day living. Its mission is to highlight the similarities of life in Iraq with life in the West and personilise the people who are branded as terrorists on our news everyday, and "to wonder about the strength of resolve it takes to continue supporting your family against all odds under occupation".

This is the future of reportage. This is immediate, low budget, on the ground news coverage which is not censored by a network. This work shows the reality, not the soundbite.

The film I have pasted below is a very moving story of a child not yet two years old suffering from the effects of the depleted uranium which was dropped in both Gulf Wars. This does not make easy viewing but I would urge you to watch it.

Depleted Uranium is still a favourite ordinance in the West's armoury. Our governments deny the link between this weapon and the kind of illness covered in the bulletin below, even though rates of cancer and deformities in Iraq's children have sky-rocketed since 1991.

Let video empower the victims and bring about some change!

To find out more about depleted uranium please visit http://www.cadu.org.uk/

Posted by Xavier Leret at August 31, 2006 1:45 PM

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Hi there, thanks for the complimentary mention! We're trying all we can to get our viewership up and every link and mention helps!

What part of the world are you in? We're based outside Boston, and of course Baghdad.

One last note, it's Alive IN, rather than Alive FROM.

It's nitpicky, but important. We want people to realize these are Iraqis reporting about their lives and their experiences, not shocktroop journalists explaining Iraq for the ignorant West in soundbite fashion.

thanks again!

Alive in Baghdad

Posted by: Alive in Baghdad at September 1, 2006 3:21 AM

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