Broken Record

Parine Jaddo  |  Arab Documentary Film Program  |  2011  |  Iraq
Broken Record is a poetic journey through Iraq in search of an Iraqi/ Turkmen song, which the filmmaker Parine Jaddo’s mother used to sing, and recorded with her brothers in 1960. Though she knows the melody, she no longer remembers the lyrics. Jaddo takes the viewer on an intimate journey around the country and into the basement of her family home, looking for what remains of her mother’s voice.