Documenting Trauma, Documenting Terror: Conceptual and Sublime Exemplary Anecdotes

By:
Dr Jabbar Al-Obaidi
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This paper intends to draw a critical comparison between two documentary films; Forget Baghdad, and About Baghdad. Directors and producers of these two documentaries adopted the name of the historical city Baghdad as titles for their films. Both films told a story of a people whose lives were dramatized by war and terror. It’s the kind of trauma that triggers helplessness, fear, distress and horror.


Keywords: Trauma and Film, Conceptual Anecdotes, Sublime
Stream: Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr Jabbar Al-Obaidi

Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi is a Professor of Mass Communication and Media Production. Currently, Al-Obaidi serves as the Chair for the Department of Communication Studies of Bridgewater State College. Al-Obaidi writes extensively about the Middle Eastern Media, including feature and documentary films, and their applications, ramifications and role in the society, global media,and media ethics.

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