Theater Of War

This video popped into mind today... one of our favorite photographers, Richard Mosse, made it back in 2009. "Shot in Saddam Hussein's hilltop palace in the mountains overlooking the River Tigris, Theatre of War is a slow, virtually static video piece redolent of classical history painting. Audio was recorded at the official US military hand-over ceremony at the nearby city of Saniya. A mullah's prayer for unity among Arabs is spoken, after which the pan-Arab national anthem, Mawtini (My Homeland) is played, emphasizing Arab national solidarity and a pan-Arab territory." Make sure you watch this in full-screen mode! Theatre of War from Richard Mosse on Vimeo.