Saddam Hussein’s Mountain Palace Over River Tigris By Richard Mosse

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Richard Mosse filmed ex-dictator Saddam Hussein‘s mountain palace in Iraq in March 2009.

This enchanting video was shot in Hussein’s hilltop palace in the mountains of Iraq, overlooking the river Tigris.

The slow, virtually static video is called ‘Theatre of War’. Audio was recorded at the official US military hand-over ceremony at the nearby city of Saniya. A mullah’s prayer for unity among Arabs is spoken, after which the pan-Arab national anthem, ‘Mawtini’ which translates into ‘My Homeland’ is played.

Digial color and cinematography by Jerome Thelia and Trevor Tweeten.


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