Documentary film about a musician’s struggle to keep music alive
Produced in Iraq in 2011, the 15-minutes documentary ‘Sing your song’ details the obstacles and constraints a musician and his band face as a result of the actions of extremist Islamist groups and the unappreciative attitude of local officials.
Majid is a young talented singer of Iraqi folk music. A gentle, well-mannered, man with a strong stage presence, he lives and works in the province of Nasriyah in southern Iraq. The film details the obstacles and constraints Majid and his band face as a result of the actions of extremist Islamist groups and the unappreciative attitude of local officials. They all consider art and singing a sin and forbidden. But Majid and his band carry on and face up to the challenge before them, to ensure that art remains alive in their city, Nasriyah.
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Photo from ‘Sing your song’
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