Tag Archive for 'iraq'


author: ROBERT CROMA – duration: 02:15

Here are some of the comments on this powerful video by Croma (as found on his site):

David writes: “That was really hard to watch. It stirred up way too many emotions for my comfort level. Extremely well done”
Cheryl: “Ow. Ow. Oh. Audio: vibrated my kidneys somehow. Confused the heck out of me. Video: broke my heart”
Philip Campbel: “So powerful. so moving. so razorlike pain, so unforgiving.”
Indielab: “Compelling. Thought-provoking. Maddening. Etc, etc, etc…”
Sull: “Disruptive piece. Fascinating murderous wonder”

We completely endorse these statements. We bow deeply to Robert Croma.

Subscribe to Croma: CLICK HERE


authors: THE UPTAKE – duration: 03:10

A Revlog by our beloved CITIZEN REPORTER BICYCLEMARK (Mark Foncesca Rendeiro):

“How often, anywhere in the world, do you see protesters standing outside the home of an elected official? Take it one step further: how often do you see an elected leader (in this case SENATOR NORM COLEMAN) of one of the highest offices in the country, standing in front of his house openly having an unscripted debate with protesters who disagree with him in front of his house? Now add the video aspect; record, post, and let everyone on the internet see the result of this exchange.

That is basically what you get with this entry on Minnesota Stories via a site called The Uptake. A civic moment that might look very web 2.0 but is actually one of the oldest democratic traditions of all time.”

Permalink: CLICK HERE
The Uptake: CLICK HERE
Citizen Reporter Bicyclemark: CLICK HERE
More on Norm Coleman: CLICK HERE
Minnesota Stories: CLICK HERE


authors: HOMETOWN BAGHDAD. Main Characters: ADEL, AUSAMA & SAIF – duration: 01:55

Today’s Headlines: Nearly 200 people have been killed today in a string of attacks in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad – the worst day of violence since a US security operation began. BBC REPORTS

As we are completely disgusted by the horrid slaughter taking place in Iraq, day in day out, we praise the brave Iraqis who are trying to give us an insight into the total madness that is surrounding them. We focused before on ALIVE IN BAGHDAD; today we revlog Hometown Baghdad’s first posting Forbidden Salad.

“In this episode Ausama introduces his family and their questionably heretical eating habits…. Hometown Baghdad is a documentary web series following the lives of a few Iraqi 20-somethings trying to survive in Baghdad… They want to show the world what life is like when your hometown is a war-zone…. Hometown Baghdad is a co-production between NY-based CHAT THE PLANET and a group of Iraqi filmmakers in Baghdad.

Permalink to the original posting: CLICK HERE
Hometown Baghdad: CLICK HERE
Subscribe to Hometown Baghdad: RSS FEED


author: ALIVE IN BAGHDAD – duration: 04:56

We stay in the Middle East, moving towards Baghdad, Iraq. Here Omar Abdullah, Isam Rasheed and others are producing their weekly video weblog Alive in Baghdad. The vlog was founded late fall 2005 by a young American journalist, Brian Conley. He wanted to empower Iraqis, to “share their stories with the world, providing a place of education and interaction for global citizens interested in the real life political, military, economic and social situation in Iraq”.

Now here we see the true power of citizen journalism or whatever you want to call it. As Brian Conley writes: “We endeavor to cut through the red tape and politics of corporate news and deliver the real stories, from real people, everyday.”

How is it to be a CAR BOMB SURVIVOR, or to be a DETAINED ABU GHRAIB PRISONER? Some of you will be annoyed by the complete absence of critical questions to a terrorist (freedom fighter some will say) like YUSEF RABABA. At least your humble editor was. But the reports are genuine and worthwhile watching indeed.

We revlog their latest posting FOUR YEARS LATER, SPEAKING TO THE AMERICANS: “On the fourth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Alive in Baghdad brings you an assortment of Arabs and Iraqis speaking about life in Iraq and some thoughts they have for Americans and the world.”

Permalink to the original posting: CLICK HERE
Subscribe to Alive in Baghdad: CLICK HERE
Friends of Alive in Baghdad: CLICK HERE
Please donate to Alive in Baghdad: CLICK HERE
Interview (from Geek TV) with AiB founder Brian Conley: CLICK HERE
BBC article about Alive in Baghdad: CLICK HERE