Episode 7 - "Symphony of Bullets"

Gunfire is the soundtrack to life in Baghdad and guns become a disturbing necessity.

Viewer Comments

Amazing - this is the best episode yet!
Posted on: March 28, 2007

It is amazing, but I particularily loved Ahmed Ghassan's Umberella/shotgun. It's the shade of hope in the darkness
Posted on: March 28, 2007

The world is a mess...Our selfish ways have gotten out of control and not just in America...The world...its wants have taken over vs the needs to survive..!!! Always it has been the strong/rich who can overcome the salvation of happiness...but each country has its devoted poor and often not out of choice...but greedy selfish individuals willing to step on you to get ahead....Watch your back you guys...keep up the great work and stand tall for your cause...
Posted on: March 28, 2007

Fantastic! My heart bleeds for all of you. Your videos bring it all home. Please don't stop. We all need to hear. Derek in Toronto Canada.
Posted on: March 28, 2007

Hi Mohmed, I admire your positive support. It is indeed HOPE what we need. To all the friends, thanks for your support. Best, Ahmed
Posted on: March 28, 2007

I agree with Amelia - best episode yet. You guys are doing a better job of telling world about life in today's Iraq than all of the world's "journalists" put together.... Stay safe, and keep sharing.
Posted on: March 28, 2007

Hands up have the right to be silent .. lol I had never known that Saif had that GUN till that moment you are watching . Its important to have a gun in Iraq , not necessarily the same of which Saif holds , unfortunetly we have to learn how to use such god damn things , coz it might be needed at any time , kill or be killed by a person who worths less than an insect . Iraq looks like an OLD TEXAS As you Said M we need more HOPE Best Regars Zaid Al_Bender
Posted on: March 28, 2007

Great work. Ive been wanting to see what its like there from someone with a similar sort of perspective and not just the commercial media or politicians. Keep it up. Stay safe. (?)
Posted on: March 29, 2007

Hey Ziad & Saif - check out Sptrossi on youtube ...
Posted on: March 29, 2007

Excellent work. Stay safe... you're in our prayers.
Posted on: March 29, 2007

Seeing this, I´m still stunned, speechless and feeling terribly helpless about the mess that is going on there. I want to scream and shake those barbarous politicians, pretending to do the best for their country. This isn´t good for anyone except the upper management at arms manufacturers. Hope and praying may help the people outside Iraq, but everyone whose directly involved in this need this war to stop. Nothing else. You´re doing the right and a damn brave thing, guys. If you need help from a german fellow, just send me a mail :o) Best regards from germany. Sascha
Posted on: March 29, 2007

Hey K, I check this on youtube but I didn't get it, Can you explain more for us ...thank you
Posted on: March 30, 2007

Ohhhhh K thank you for this video. You know I didn't see this video it is great. I miss my friend Ramiz ( Mezo ).
Posted on: March 30, 2007

Wow! I feel like a boy who was born blind and then at the age o 24 given the gift of sight for the first time. Thank you for giving me eyes to see! I send my love and prayers! Adontai
Posted on: March 30, 2007

I remember that day , It was so hot ... and the camera man asked me to turn off the fan so that we can tape with a better sound enviroment ... it was a hard decision to make, because it was one of the rare hours to have electricity ! :-P Oh and by the way ,that day was really calm ... those bullet sounds were peace of cake , there used to be days were it wasn't accessible for us to even reach the garage ! Thank you all for your feelings
Posted on: March 30, 2007

The Gambler ....... My favorite song Regards to Ramiz ... wish him the best , Zaid Al_Bender
Posted on: March 30, 2007

Hey guys, I just wanted to say that you are all the bravest group I have ever seen, It is total hell to live like this unable to pass your doorstep to your own garden, my heart is with all of you. I am half Iraqi and young people like you are those who make me able to hold my head up high every day and say it out loud "I am Iraqi"..... I wish you all the best and I really hope that saif got to go on with his career in a better enviroment, Adel your music is awsome, keep up the tunes coming, I listened to your song and I wish I had guitar skills like yours but I play only the piano :p Ausama, you are such a fine young man, wish you all the best through the rest of your life hopefully in a safer Baghdad.....And for the production team, those in Baghdad "Fady" and those outside"Mike", thank you for giving us the oppertunity to show the ignorant world how it is really going there without sparkly "life is good" glitter..... Wish you all the best and I am willing to do anything to help you if there is anything us fans can do, I live in Cairo, so if any of you is willing to pay a visit to the pyramids I am here:p
Posted on: March 30, 2007

I want to tell you something ... I think we ( IRAQIS ) should have the tolerance and the ablity to live with eachother because all the killing and the problems in Iraq are caused by people can not understand living with other people who have another political points of view. So killing the only way for them to make dominancy.
Posted on: March 30, 2007

Help us to end this bullet symphony, by helping us putting the RIGHT people in the RIGHT place.Not like the chairmen here.
Posted on: March 30, 2007

This video was great, I wanted to laugh and cry and the same time. These videos are amazing, keep up the good work, and may God be with you all.
Posted on: March 30, 2007

Very good use of the background soundtrack; music is so good for evoking/enhancing emotions. The episodes are getting better. Thank you for continuing with this great project.
Posted on: March 31, 2007

I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like to live with a symphony of bullets and having to take up guns just to defend myself. Remember, since the U.S. invaded Iraq, it is not just Iraq but places all over the world and especially the Middle East that have faced serious social problems, so at least the Iraqis are not alone in their suffering. What strikes me about many of these videos is that the people are so resilient and also capable of ironically stepping back from their suffering and sometimes even making light of it, to make the burden more bearable. Clearly the people in these videos are attached to the beauty of their country and human life in a way that comes from struggling to live.
Posted on: April 01, 2007

exactly, this is what makes the difference...... It is the way you see ppl living under this kind of preasure with all this danger but at the same time they are able to wake up every day and live their lives and at the same time have a smile on their faces, make fun of it..... This is what makes us really appreciate the human nature of Iraqis..... Because if you come to think about it, those people have been living under these conditions for the last 17 years, it's not only since the military invasion 4 years ago... I mean, we complain about our political systems because we are not totally free to do what we want, because we dont think it's a free country but if you look at Iraqis, I can't imagine how it would feel to have someone threatening to cut your head off if you simply show any sign of a political or religious view.... Long lives Iraq.
Posted on: April 02, 2007

Hey Ausama, Adel and Saif, and anyone who helps make these vidos possible. Just want you to know that I think it's amazing what you are doing. I can't thank you enough for being so brave and getting the message out. I wish there was more that I could do besides say thank you, and try to spread words of peace. Take care of each other. -Lisa
Posted on: April 03, 2007

What you are doing to show the truth is amazing! I have this video on my blog, though I don't get many views. I want to help spread the word. Everyone in America should see this, and ask themselves what we have done to this country.
Posted on: April 08, 2007

ah, music and war. Funny how the two go together, yet are so far apart. Good luck, great video. :)
Posted on: April 20, 2007

The music that you guys put with the video.. made it bittersweet.. I hope so too Adel.. I don't think you'd survive long if anything did happen.. and the name you gave the sounds of bullet shots.. eh.. i can't even figure out how to describe what i think of it.. symphony of bullets.. huh.. -ponders- I'd hate to mess with you Saif.. lol. and your friend's 'gun' is soo terrifying! (of course I'm just kidding :P lol) You're always smiling in these vids Ausama.. that just plain fascinates me. lol. Kind of disturbing that you guys can now tell the difference between bullets.. AND.. even tell who they're from.. O_o
Posted on: June 21, 2007

vcs inves de estudar tinhan que estar ajudando seu pais se libertar destes porcos americanos que entraran awe para roubar matar ...matando civis absurdamente aos olhos do mundo..........~~~~~morte aos americanos e viva o terrorismo a liberdade do povo iraquiano ....luten para se libertar morran por isso.....sabendo que mais tarde seu pais sera liberto e lutem pela democracia a melhor forma de governo........sou do brasil e desisto nunca.........fuiiii
Posted on: July 21, 2007

Great video, really, the best insofar... and by the way I liked them all! Does anyone know which music they used for the soundrack? It was so great, but unfortunately I know nothing of classical music...
Posted on: August 15, 2007

Why haven't any of these videos appeared on any of the nightly news extravaganzas?
Posted on: September 10, 2007

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  1. Brains on Campus

  2. The Dentist

  3. Forbidden Salad

  4. Powerless

  5. Songs of Pain

  6. Abdullah Leaves

  7. Symphony of Bullets

  8. Last Resort

  9. Iraqis Shooting Each Other

  10. Mentally F'ed Up

  11. Saif Heart Noor

  12. Exams

  13. Hidden Camera

  14. Barbwire

  15. Kiss and Tell

  16. Across The River

  17. Hubbly Bubbly

  18. Anger Pain Death Madness

  19. Security

  20. Liberation

  21. My Best Friend Zaid

  22. Sick of This

  23. Iraqi Man

  24. Troops

  25. The Palace Maid

  26. Beggar At the Gate

  27. Market Boom

  28. Tickets & Popcorn

  29. Nothing But Guitar

  30. Over Here and Over There

  31. City on the Sea

  32. Goodnight, Baghdad

  33. Out of War

  34. Back to Baghdad

  35. Trouble finds Its way

  36. Zaghareet

  37. One of Thousands

  38. Jimi Hendrix