Letters From BaghDad
A DOCUMENTARY FILM WITH TILDA SWINTON
AS THE VOICE OF GERTRUDE BELL
Directed by: Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum
Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, Bell helped draw the borders of Iraq and established the Iraq Museum. Why has she been written out of history?