Tortured by sectarianism and punished by international media, Iraq is often portrayed as the lost land. But Alawj Media is trying to show Iraq’s other face: astonishing landscapes, eyebrow-raising architecture, and cities bustling with activity.
Filmed between 2011 and 2012 by Mujahed Alwaisi and produced by Alawj Media, the video sheds light on the other Iraq: the beautiful part of the country that does not make headlines. “It’s so hard to do something like this in Iraq, it took us two years,” Mujahed says.
Baghdad’s unexpected intensity, the dreamy waterfalls in Erbil, and the snow-covered hills in Sulimany, among our favorite shots. And this is only #partone!