Baghdad Blog to become a film

May 30, 2006

Guardian Unlimited Film | News | Baghdad Blog to become a film:

The Baghdad Blog, the daily dispatches penned by the Iraqi architect known as Salam Pax, is to be turned into a film.FilmFour will co-produce the big-screen version of the acclaimed blog written by Pax, which chronicled life during and after the allied invasion.Salam Pax is the pseudonym of the 20-something from Iraq whose online diary Where is Raed? received huge media attention and a loyal, worldwide readership after it appeared on the web in 2003.

If you don’t know about the Baghdad Blog, aka Where is Raed ? you should check it out. I remember reading it during its run, and enjoying some of it, but not being that interested in the war, and busy with things, I didn’t follow it as much as others did. When it came out as a book, I was astounded to see how well it read as text. I’ll watch the movie, as it should be hard to wreck.

3 Responses to “Baghdad Blog to become a film”

  1. Whohoo!

  2. Sorry, I should also have added that you can read his current blog here:

    http://justzipit.blogspot.com/

    He recently changed it’s name from “Shut up you fat whiner” to “The absurdity report”. Currently, he’s covering the absurdity of life in Baghdad.

  3. now I want to read the book………this is fascinating information……………it’s like reading a Public Diary.