Film Screening

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 18:15 to 21:00
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Letters from Baghdad

A documentary film about the life of Gertrude Bell

Voiced by Tilda Swinton

The British Institute for the Study of Iraq (Gertrude Bell Memorial) in association with the Emmanuel Society and the Harvard Club of the UK have great pleasure in inviting you to join them for a screening of Letters from Baghdad

Letters from Baghdad explores the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell, with a particular emphasis on her time in Iraq and the legacy of her work there, which still has such a strong resonance today.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Joan Porter MacIver, BISI Vice-Chair and consultant on the film, and a drinks reception.

You can purchase tickets to the screening here.

Additional donations to the BISI Visiting Iraqi Scholarship Scheme are very welcome.

The net proceeds from the evening will support the BISI Visiting Iraqi Scholarship Fund and will be in the memory of Dr. Lamia Al Gailani-Werr, a special advisor to this film and recipient of the Institute’s Gertrude Bell Memorial Gold Medal.

Screening is donated courtesy of Between the Rivers Productions