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The Liberace of Baghdad

The Liberace of Baghdad is a 2005 British documentary film by filmmaker Sean McAllister focusing on the life and music of Iraqi pianist Samir Peter and his family in wartime Baghdad. The film received a 2005 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury award as well as the 2005 British Independent Film Award for Best British Documentary. Samir Peter previously appeared in the 2004 documentary Voices of Iraq.

The Liberace of Baghdad
Directed bySean McAllister
Produced byNick Fraser
Mette Heide
Mette Hoffman Meyer
Mette Hoffman Meyer
Sean McAllister
StarringSamir Peter
Sean McAllister
Music bySamir Peter
CinematographySean McAllister
Edited byOliver Huddleston
Distributed byBBC
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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