2020-12-05 19:00:48

Waleed Nesyif: ‘I got hundreds of messages after Once Upon a Time in Iraq'

The exiled Iraqi’s recollections of life in Baghdad were a central part of one of the year’s best documentariesCarole Baskin: ‘After Tiger King, my phone rang every two minutes for months’See the Observer’s faces of 2020 in fullIn July the comedian David Baddiel tweeted about a new documentary series that was making waves: “Finished watching Once Upon A Time In Iraq tonight. It’s possibly the most powerful documentary series I’ve ever seen…” Political commentator Andrew Neil agreed: “Quite simply, the best documentary series the BBC has ever made.”Directed by the award-

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