Hometown Baghdad Videos Pulled from YouTube

Now that I got your attention, allow me to disappoint. There is no scandal or disagreement. We at Chat the Planet continue to think YouTube is an incredible force in media that allows unusual stories like those in Hometown Baghdad to find an audience. However, the truth is that we are in the process of finding television distribution for Hometown Baghdad and we want to make sure the process goes smoothly. Television distribution for Hometown Baghdad would dramatically increase the amount of people that get to meet Ausama, Adel and Saif. Their stories and lives would be able to bring unseen realities of life in Baghdad to an even greater audience than we’ve already reached. It’s an incredible opportunity for us, for the videos and for our three friends.

To those of you who have blogged about HTB and embedded or linked to our videos from YouTube, I’m sorry. Same goes for people who have recently forwarded YouTube links to friends.

Meanwhile, the videos will be made available on our website on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

Update: The HTB videos are back on our site. Watch away!

One Response to “Hometown Baghdad Videos Pulled from YouTube”

  1. Doina Bird Says:

    Greetings from FITB,

    I am presently preparing for our festival and would be happy to receive any material from you which you feel might be suitable, and would also greatly appreciate it if you could pass on the information to any film-makers or companies who might be interested in participating or submitting their films to the Barcelona International Television Festival. We are basically interested in films made for, about or by children. I am particularly interested in Hometown Baghdad

    We invite you to submit your children and youth productions and participate in the 12th edition of the Barcelona International Television Festival (FITB).Three-day screening for children and young people from around the world divided into: documentaries, animations, TV programmes and series. As with previous years there is no entry fee and we offer the prestigious UNICEF PRIZE and CREATIVE PRIZE. Screenings from the Audiovisual Service of the Department of Education of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and the selectionof la MOSTRA DE INFORMATIUS, SPOTS Y VIDEOS DE FICCIÓ from the Blanquerna School, Ramón LLull University.

    This is a good opportunity for filmmakers and production companies to showcase their work in Spain and share it with enthusiastic young audiences along with media professionals. Every year we collaborate with educators so that groups of school children get to see a wide range of international films and videos (of less than 1 hour duration) that they may not otherwise be able to access.

    November 11-14, 2007. From 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 15p.m. to 18p.m.
    Auditorium of CAIXAFORUM
    Av. Marquès de Comillas, 6-8
    08038 Barcelona
    Tel. 93-476 86 00

    near Plaza España

    We are especially interested in films, which not only entertain but also ideally help educate and form the young viewer in some way.

    Genre: Children and youth - All public

    Films and productions made for children and youth

    Films and productions about children and/or dealing with childhood

    Films made by children, youth and audiovisual students.

    For more information please check out our websites.




    The 2008 entry form is up at Festival>Entry form on our Web. The deadline is May 31.Please send your films (to arrive no later than June 30, 2008) for the pre-selection to:

    Doina Bird
    Festival Internacional de Televisón de Barcelona
    Aragón, 290-292, 5º
    08009 Barcelona ESPAÑA

    It would be a pleasure to hear from you.

    Doina Bird
    Barcelona International Children’s
    Televisión Festival
    Aragón, 290-292, 5º
    08009 Barcelona ESPAÑA
    tel. 93 162 6756

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