Documentary about Gertrude Bell from Tilda Swinton

Voiced and executive produced by Tilda Swinton, Letters from Baghdad, is the story of Gertrude Bell: a British spy, archeologist, explorer and political figure, who was sometimes dubbed the female Lawrence of Arabia.  Bell travelled widely in the Middle East before being recruited by British military intelligence during WWI to help draw the borders of Iraq and shape modern Arabia.  The story is told entirely in the words of Bell and her contemporaries with excerpts from letters, private diaries and official documents together with original, early film footage (you can watch the trailer here.)  Catch Letters from Baghdad at Curzon Soho on 27th April when it will be followed by a panel discussion from the female in film advocates, Birds Eye View.

Letters from Baghdad
27 April 2017, 6.25pm
Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 5DY
£15 (£12 for Curzon members)
— Francesca
8th March 2017