Inside Baghdad DVD
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- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 20, 2004
Relics of the caliphs, echoes of the "1001 Nights" and reminders of Saddam's rule share the spotlight in this look at the ancient city.
It was named "the city of peace" by its founder in 762 AD. One of the great centers of the Islamic world, it has witnesses more than its share of turmoil and strife in its long history. Perhaps now, however, it is ready to reclaim its lofty ideals and rich heritage.
From the humming bazaars of Rashid Street, where copper workers still beat out vessels by hand, to the overcrowded high-rises of Saddam City, INSIDE BAGHDAD ventures into the neighborhoods and probes the past of this storied city. Explore the remnants of the cultural capital that was the setting of the 1,001 Arabian Nights, discover why the population exploded in the 20th century--growing from 140,000 to 3.5 million--and see what the future may hold. Filled with rare photos and artifacts, extensive footage of the modern metropolis and interviews with the men and women who live there, this is a captivating portrait of a city at a crossroads in history.