Documenting Trauma, Documenting Terror: Conceptual and Sublime Exemplary Anecdotes
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
Dr Jabbar Al-Obaidi
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Bridgewater State College