Baghdad or Bust

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Baghdad or Bust
Directed by Matt Frame
Produced by Paul Gordon
Written by Matt Frame
Music by Hans Schnabel

Adam Bowick

Paul Gordon
Edited by Matt Frame
Distributed by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Release date
Running time
90 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Baghdad or Bust was a small budget documentary filmed in Canada, Turkey, Kurdistan, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Washington, D.C. USA[1] during the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq. Baghdad or Bust was an official selection at several Film Festivals including Hot Docs, the Bergen Film Festival in Norway, and it received the top award for Best Documentary at the 2003 Whistler Film Festival.[2][3][4][5][6] Baghdad or Bust was described as "a funny, poignant piss-take on the war in Iraq, chronicling the misadventures of Gordon and two fellow Yellowknifers as they meander through the Middle East during the U.S. invasion, interviewing such stranger-than-fictional characters as a piratical Kurd and a Turkish rug-monger with a cat named Bush. Armed with a microphone, director Matt Frame's self-effacing and sardonic wit wins the day with his parody of Michael Moore's filmmaking style. "[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Voices Of Education[dead link]
  2. ^ Award Winners. Quickbeam Films. Retrieved on December 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Whistler Film Festival Archived September 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ Film Circuit Quarterly Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Amazon Editorial Review. Retrieved on December 2, 2011.
  7. ^ CBC Canada North. (February 7, 2005). Retrieved on December 2, 2011.
  8. ^ Jewish Film Archive. Retrieved on December 2, 2011.

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