Three Love Songs

Adel Abidin

Three Iraqi songs, the lyrics written for Saddam Hussein, and performed here by Western singers as if they were love songs. An excruciating contrast. Newsroom, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, first floor

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein used music to bolster his regime. In three stylised music videos, Abidin shows how images can be manipulated. The performance of these Iraqi numbers by young, seductive female singers from the West - unaware of the meaning of the texts - provides a confusing contrast.
daily, 11:00-23:00, Newsroom, first floor Rotterdamse Schouwburg

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Filmmaker
Adel Abidin
Premiere
-
Country
Finland
Year
2010
Medium
-
Length
9
Language
Arabic
Producer
Katariina Holma
Production Company
Woodpecker Film Oy
Writer
Adel Abidin
Editor
Adel Abidin
Cast
Minna Eskola
Website
http://www.adelabidin.com