Heavy Metal In Baghdad

2008, Movie, NR, 84 mins

Heavy Metal In Baghdad
A surprisingly sad, insightful documentary about rock 'n' roll dreams lies behind the ironic hipster title of Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi's documentary about Acrassicauda, Iraq's only metal band.

The story of the film, which unfolds alongside the story of the band, begins in 2003, when MTV correspondent Gideon Yago discovered Acrassicauda (named for a type of scorpion) while covering the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. All in their early 20s, singer Waleed Rabiaa, guitarist Firas Al Lateef, drummer Marwan Reyad and lead guitarist Tony Aziz formed Acrassicauda under the old regime, learned English from American movies and bootleg albums and relu...

Released: 2008 Rated: NR Length: 84 mins

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