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In this unique four-part film, award-winning Guardian foreign correspondent, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, an Iraqi journalist and photographer, takes us back to his home city of Baghdad. In the week of the sixth anniversary of the US-led invasion, this film, made by GuardianFilms for the Arab news network Al Jazeera, gives an insider's view of the real impact of the invasion on Baghdad as it became 'The City of Walls'. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/baghdad

Part I. Baghdad, a traumatised city, wears its scars as a series of giant walls dividing its neighbourhoods. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reports from his hometown in the first part of his City of Walls video series.

Part II. Eight new ghettos divide Baghdad's Shia and Sunni neighbourhoods. In the second film of his City of Walls series Ghaith Abdul-Ahad looks across the wall from Sunni Khaadimiyah to Shia Khazira, where murder, hatred and division are perilously close to the surface

Part III. From a Sadr City graveyard to the orphans of the conflict, what legacy will the poison of hatred and violence bequeath Baghdad? Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reports in the third film from his City of Walls video series


Parts IV. March 2009. There are glimmers of hope within the cantonised neighbourhoods of Baghdad but grief and hatred run deep and wounds are fresh. In the final film from his City of Walls video series, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad finds there is evidence that the killing is still going on ...



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