(It Was) Just a Job

  • 5'
  • Switzerland
  • 1991
Layered video montage with Samir's personal view of the Gulf War. Alongside the familiar news footage he uses home-movie shots of his relatives in Bagdad and calligraphed Iraqi words. By juxtaposing personal pictures with media images Samir convincingly shows that a war is more than the work of a general.
Director
Samir Samir
Country of production
Switzerland
Year
1991
Festival Edition
IFFR 1999
Length
5'
Medium
35mm
Language
German
Producer
Samir Samir
Sales
Samir Samir, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction
Screenplay
Samir
Cinematography
Samir