Letters From Baghdad
UK/USA/France 2016 95mins Cert. PG
Directors: Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum
With: Tilda Swinton, Rose Leslie, Paul McGann
Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called the "female" Lawrence of Arabia was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after WWI. The film chronicles Bell's journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and all-male halls of colonial power with never-seen-before archival footage.