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Letters from Baghdad Rated PG

Letters from Baghdad

Dir. Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum. USA/UK, 2016. 1h 35m. Starring Tilda Swinton, Rose Leslie, Andrew Havill, Robert Ian Mackenzie.

Fascinating documentary about Gertrude Bell, the pioneering English writer, archaeologist, explorer and spy. Her story is told using never-seen-before footage, thousands of Bell’s own letters, and testimony from her contemporaries including Lawrence of Arabia and Winston Churchill.

"Gertrude Bell gets the documentary she deserves" ★★★★ Leslie Felperin, The Guardian