Embedded In Baghdad

Thirteen months after the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, a Canadian filmmaker is showing what life in Baghdad was like before, during and after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Alexandre Trudeau's documentary, "Embedded In Baghdad," offers viewers a snapshot of how the war affected the a-Saadi family who live in the Iraqi capital Trudeau, son of the late former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, spent 40 days and 40 nights with the a-Saadis as they endured the "Shock and Awe" bombardment and the U.S.-led occupation.

The family was a typical Baghdad family, Trudeau told CBS News Correspondent Michelle Miller; educated, middle-class, religious Sunni Muslims. In the film, the family members talk about how they worked to live as normally as possible, and keep a brave face for their young children, as their house shook from the thunder of coalition bombs.

By Bob Bicknell and Craig Wilson
  • Bob Bicknell

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