Letters from Baghdad (2016)


Letters from Baghdad is a 2016 documentary film about the life and work of Gertrude Bell. It was executive produced by Tilda Swinton, who also provides voiceover work as Bell.


Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today.

Production & Filming Details

  • Directors: Sabine Krayenbuhl and Zeva Oelbaum.
  • Producer: Zeva Oelbaum.
  • Music: Paul Cantelon.
  • Cinematography: Gary Clarke and Petr Hlinomaz.
  • Editor: Sabine Krayenbuhl.
  • Distributor: Vitagraph Films.
  • Release Date: 06 October 2016 (Beirut) and 02 June 2017 (US).
  • Running Time: 95 minutes.
  • Country: UK, US, and France.
  • Language: English and Arabic.

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