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Operation filmmaker, a film by Nina Davenport, (videorecording)

Label
Operation filmmaker
Title
Operation filmmaker
Statement of responsibility
a film by Nina Davenport
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Touched by the plight of an aspiring Iraqi filmmaker whose dreams of working in Hollywood seemed to fall with Baghdad, American filmmaker Liev Schreiber invites the ambitious wannabe director to intern on Everything Is Illuminated, to unexpected results. In 2004, just one year after the United States launched a devastating attack on Baghdad, MTV ran a story about a 25-year-old Iraqi film student named Muthana Mohmed, who remained determined not to let the strife that consumed his country consume his dreams as well. At the time, American actor Schreiber was preparing to make his directorial debut with the film Everything Is Illuminated. After seeing the documentary on television, Schreiber was consumed by guilt for having so many amazing opportunities in the film industry and determined to give Mohmed the chance of a lifetime by inviting him to join the production of Everything Is Illuminated in the Czech Republic. Common wisdom dictates that "the road to hell is paved with good intentions," however, and as Mohmed attempted to balance the complications of living away from home for the first time with the cultural issues that arise while working with an all-American film crew, the situation quickly began to deteriorate."
Awards note
Special Jury Prize, 2007 Chicago International Film Festival; Grand Jury Prize, for documentary, 2007 AR Fest; KNF Dutch Film Critics Award, 2007 Rotterdam International Film Festival; 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.
Cataloging source
ASU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced by Nina Davenport, David Schisgall ; edited by Nina Davenport, Aaron Kuhn ; music by Sheldon Mirowitz ; directed and filmed by Nina Davenport
Dewey number
791.4302/32
LC call number
PN1995.9.P7
LC item number
O64 2007
PerformerNote
Muthana Mohmed, Liev Schreiber, Elijah Wood, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1981-
  • 1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davenport, Nina
  • Mohmed, Muthana
  • Schreiber, Liev
  • Wood, Elijah
  • Johnson, Dwayne
  • Icarus Films
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mohmed, Muthana
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture industry
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Operation filmmaker, a film by Nina Davenport, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
854565001091
Other physical details
digital
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn229370395
  • 5293858
System details
DVD; a colour recording system: NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Operation filmmaker, a film by Nina Davenport, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
854565001091
Other physical details
digital
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn229370395
  • 5293858
System details
DVD; a colour recording system: NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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