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Letters from Baghdad : the extraordinary journey of Gertrude Bell, the female "Lawrence of Arabia" / Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl, directors ; Zeva Oelbaum, Rob Quaintance, producers.

Letters from Baghdad : the extraordinary journey of Gertrude Bell, the female "Lawrence of Arabia"

Oelbaum, Zeva, film producer, film director. (Added Author).
Quaintance, Rob, film producer. (Added Author).
Krayenbühl, Sabine, film director. (Added Author).
Swinton, Tilda, voice actor. (Added Author).
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher. (Added Author).

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  • 1 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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Main DVD 956.02 Letters (Text) 31307023558911 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531708757
  • ISBN: 1531708757
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tilda Swinton (voice ot Gertrude Bell).
Summary, etc.:
Gertrude Bell is sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia. Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist, and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I. Advisor to Winston Churchill and critic of colonial policies in Iraq, Bell was considered the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. The film takes viewers into a past that is eerily current. Why has Bell been written out of the history she helped make?
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated TV-PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1 ; 5.1 surround; stereo.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926.
Women Arabists > Great Britain > Biography.
Arabists > Great Britain > Biography.
Women colonial administrators > Great Britain > Biography.
Colonial administrators > Great Britain > Biography.
Women archaeologists > Great Britain > Biography.
Archaeologists > Great Britain > Biography.
Travel writers > Great Britain > Biography.
Iraq > Politics and government > 1921-1958.
Iraq > History > Hashemite Kingdom, 1921-1958.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Biographical films.

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