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Heavy metal in Baghdad / VBS.TV presents a Vice Films production ; a film by Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi ; directed and produced by Eddy Moretti, Suroosh Alvi ; producer, Monica Hampton.

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  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Arts Alliance America, [2008]

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General Note: Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 1, 2008).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by OverDrive; access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Editor, Bernardo Loyola ; music, Acrassicauda ; narration written by Bernardo Loyola, Suroosh Alvi.
Summary, etc.: Heavy metal in Baghdad is a documentary feature film that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda (Latin for a deadly black scorpion native to Iraq) from the fall of Saddam Hussein to their escape from Iraq. The band members, Firas (bass), Tony (lead guitar), Marwan (drums) and Faisal (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) were bred on American heavy metal albums, learning to speak English by listening to Slayer, Metallica, and Slipknot. Playing heavy metal in a Muslim country has always been a difficult (if not impossible) proposition, but, after Saddam's regime was toppled, there was a brief moment for the band in which real freedom seemed possible. That hope was quickly dashed as their country fell into a bloody insurgency.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Also available as DVD.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (file size: 429925KB).
Subject: Acrassicauda (Musical group)
Rock musicians > Iraq > Baghdad > Biography.
Heavy metal (Music) > Iraq.
Iraq > Social conditions > 21st century.
Genre: Documentary films.

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