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Iraqi arts scene in resurgence

Baghdad was once known for its thriving art and theater scene. These days, many Iraqi artists are working outside the country. In Iraqi Kurdistan, with conditions still uncertain, theaters often remain empty because people are afraid to go to a play that might be considered too political. But according to Peter Friedrich and Ahmed Mohammed Taha, things are changing. Friedrich is the head of Drama and Film at the American University of Iraq, and Ahmed is an actor and filmmaker. They join Worldview to discuss how theater has changed in the last ten years.

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