For everyone who has been following the comments on this blog for a while, Zaid should be a familiar figure. He’s the one inviting people to the banks of the Tigris to jam on the guitar and the one writing beautiful lamentations about life in Iraq. In today’s episode, Saif introduces us a little more to his best friend Zaid.
If you’re new to this series, catch up on previous installments using the episode guide to the left. If you’re a regular, check out our new episode below…
Nearly everyone who has seen Hometown Baghdad has been desperate to know what Saif,Adel and Ausama think about the American invasion/occupation. After having seen how it has affected their lives, their families and their friends, we now get to hear them talk honestly about it.
And a special hello to new visitors to this site who saw us on CNN in the US, Swiss TV, Swedish TV and all the other great media outlets that are helping us further the awareness of these Iraqi voices.
In “Across the River”, we learned about Ausama’s safe haven, his favorite spot in the world - his grandmother’s beautiful house. Now we find out what happened there. And what that has done to him, his family and the way he sees the world.
Saif says that there are three things in life that he can not live without. One is his guitar and we got a taste of his playing in “Abudullah Leaves.” The second is Noor - his wife and soulmate who we got to know in “Saif Heart Noor.” And today’s video is a tribute to the third love of his life. Enjoy.
Dating in Iraq has gotten some interesting coverage in the press. And it has been picked up in the blogosphere as well. Here, Hometown Baghdad adds to that with stories from the lives of Adel, Saif and Ausama. And again, the footage with Saif and his wife was shot after they were engaged.