Nov 11, 2003

Salam Pax is making a documentary

Guardian: Salam Pax, the Baghdad Blogger, was just a faceless observer. Then he was asked to make a film. But walking around with a camera, everything became very different...

Salampax: Can you imagine the shock my family was in when I walked into our house in Baghdad with three bags full of filming equipment? I basically decided to go for an offensive, and ditch the apologetic approach. "Surprise! You are going to be on TV." My mum ran out of the room with a screech. "Ya Allah!" she said. "The boy has no shame."