Explorer, writer, spy and political powerhouse Gertrude Bell shaped the modern Middle East and became one of the most powerful women in the British Empire in her day.
Letters From Baghdad tells Bell’s dramatic story using her own words (voiced by Tilda Swinton) and those of her contemporaries, excerpted from their intimate letters, private diaries and official documents.
With never-before-seen archive footage of the region, the film chronicle’s her extraordinary journey into both the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British colonial power.
On Friday 21st April, Following the screening, directors Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum will join a Q&A.
Date: FRI 21 APR 2017 - SAT 22 APR 2017
Price: £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS)
The Bertha DocHouse Screen
London, WC1N 1AW