When American soldiers throw an Iraqi boy off a bridge, the resulting scandal polarizes the various forces in the war-ravaged nation. Meanwhile, American journalist Anna (Connie Nielsen) finds herself torn between CIA operative Dan (Damian Lewis) and Iraqi photographer Zaid (Mido Hamada), even as she puts herself in danger to cover the war. Journalist Wendell Steavenson scripted this absorbing drama based on her own experiences in Iraq.
Philip Haas (born 1954) is an American artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, perhaps best known for his 1995 film Angels and Insects.
He began his career as a documentary film maker, lensing ten profiles of unusual artists through the 1980s with the theme “Magicians of the Earth.”Over the years he has tended to work closely with his wife, Belinda Haas, who shares credit as writer on several of his films. In 2000 they worked on a biographical film on the silent film star Louise Brooks. That project has yet to come to fruition.
His feature film Angels and Insects, set in Victorian England, was nominated for an Academy Award, The Blood Oranges which featured Sheryl Lee, an adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel, Up at the Villa, and The Situation, a political thriller released in 2006. Other feature films include the highly regarded The Music of Chance (1993), and Up at the Villa, starring Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft and Kristin Scott Thomas.
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