Incident in New Baghdad

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Incident in New Baghdad
Directed by James Spione
Music by Emile Menasche
Edited by James Spione
Running time
22 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Incident in New Baghdad is a 2011 short documentary film about the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike, directed by James Spione.

The film features a first-person account from Ethan McCord, one of the first soldiers to arrive at the scene of the airstrike that killed between 12[1][2] to "over 18"[3][4] people and wounded 2 children[5][6] in New Baghdad during the Iraq War.

The film premiered theatrically at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the prize for Best Short Documentary.[7] It was nominated for the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 84th Academy Awards.[8] It was the second Kickstarter-funded film to be nominated for an Academy Award.[9]


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  9. ^ McDermott, John (February 26, 2012). "...And the Winner for Best Crowd-Sourced Funding Is...". 

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