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Iraqi Cinema Beyond the Screen

Project description

The role of film in Iraq

Iraqis witnessed the emergence of modern leisure and entertainment, including cinema, at the start of the 20th century, as part of a global phenomenon. While Iraqi film production grew nationally, its presence on the world stage was not significant. The EU-funded ICBS project will put the spotlight on the transnational circulation of cultural and material objects like film. It will examine how these objects came together to expand leisure and entertainment in Iraq. The project’s findings will help grow our knowledge about early cinema in Iraq and elsewhere as well as the opportunities and conflicts that surfaced in Iraq in the 20th century.


Net EU contribution
€ 226 751,04
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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