From Baghdad to Peace Country

From Baghdad to Peace Country

                                From Baghdad to Peace Country
| 28 min

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This documentary is about Canadian artist Deryk Houston, who in 1999, had a life-altering journey to Baghdad. Unable to remain an outside observer of the crisis in Iraq, Deryk travelled to witness first-hand the impact of international sanctions on the Iraqi people. Compelled to speak out, the artist embarked upon a unique nature art project designed to call attention to the situation of the children of Iraq. Using rocks, gravel and hay, Deryk began to create large-scale art installations in the image of a mother and child against diverse landscapes around the world.

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  • director
    Sherry LePage
  • producer
    Tracey Friesen
  • editor
    Mandy Leith
  • cinematographer
    Doug Sjoquist
  • composer
    Dennis Burke
  • sound designer
    Dennis Burke
  • location sound
    Lisa Kolisnyk
  • additional footage
    Grant Wakefield
    Bill Weaver
    Sherry LePage
    Linda Morgan
    Tom Jackson
  • musician
    Amy Houston
    Joseph Pepe Danza
  • vocals
    Mohammed Ahmed
  • dialogue editor
    Andre Iwanchuk
  • re-recording mixer
    Ewan Deane
  • stock footage
    ITN Archive
  • video post production services
    Rainmaker Digital Pictures
    Big Red Barn Post
  • producer, initial development
    Gillian Darling Kovanic
  • story consultant
    Heather C Martin
  • director consultant
    Bill Weaver
  • production clerk
    Christine Sears
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea