January 25, 2011

The Road to Nasiriyah – A film about the looting of Iraq’s archaeological sites

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A documentary film is being produced, looking at the looting of Iraq’s archaeological sites after the country’s dictator was overthrown in 2003.

You can watch a trailer for the film here. log in as: Nasiriyah with the password: Journey Note that these are both case sensitive.

Four Corners Media

The Road to Nasiriyah
The Great Holiday Appeal

After four years of hard work on our documentary film from Iraq, The Road to Nasiriyah, we are nearing the end of the journey. We are happy to share with you that we are now at a one hour and forty eight minute rough cut, and plan to finish the film this spring.

To help us reach that goal, we are raising finishing funds in an end-of-year holiday appeal. We appreciate all of your support and encouragement that helped us get to this point.


All donations are tax deductible through the IFP (Independent Feature Project), our 501c3 non-profit fiscal sponsor.

About The Road to Nasiriyah

In the wake of the 2003 Iraq war, hundreds of archaeological sites in southern Iraq were destroyed by looting. The Road to Nasiriyah is the passionate journey of two American filmmakers, Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton, an Iraqi archaeologist, Abdul-Amir Hamdani, and an interpreter, Amir Doshi, who document the story. They risk everything in an effort to stop the looting, but their journey takes an unexpected turn when Micah and Amir are kidnapped.

Read more about The Road to Nasiriyah and watch a short trailer

User: Nasiriyah

Password: Journey

(case sensitive)

If you wish to donate, please click the following link to connect with the IFP donation website

> select “The Road to Nasiriyah” from the project drop-down menu

> fill out the donation form

We welcome and appreciate donations of any size.

Please feel free to share this email with any friends and colleagues you think may be interested.

For individual donations over $500, as a thank you we are offering signed, limited edition, 16×20 prints from Micah Garen’s recent trip to Marja, Afghanistan. You can choose a print from the collection of 15 large-format photographs published in July in VanityFair.com

Umma Foundation

We have recently started a non-profit organization, the Umma Foundation, to help protect cultural history in conflict zones around the world. When The Road to Nasiriyah is released, we will be using the film as a fundraising tool for the Umma Foundation, an initial goal of which is to help Iraqi scholars study abroad.

Thank you for all your interest and support over the years, and we look forward to sharing the film with you in 2011.

Have a wonderful holiday and a great new year!

Marie-Helene and Micah

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