War Feels Like War

War Feels Like War

In the build up to the Iraq war over 3,000 journalists gathered in Kuwait City. A chosen minority were allowed to live and move with the armed forces. The rest, who became known as unilaterals, were stopped from entering Iraq. This is the story of those who managed to cross the border to find out what war really feels like. Made for BBC Storyville and TV2 / Danmark, this multi award-winning* film was shown across the world. 

'The first documentary to show the reality of modern war without bias'. The Guardian

'Stunning, gritty, yet graceful'  Daily News of Los Angeles

' helps fill [the reporting] void with insight, sensitivity and a keen eye for cinematic detail'  Baltimore Sun 

Directed and shot by Esteban Uyarra
Assistant Producer    Sarah Brownrigg
Film editor      Brian Tagg
Executive Producer for BBC  Nick Fraser
Executive Producer    Alison Rooper

awarded Honourable Mention for Best International Documentary at Hot Docs
shortlisted for the Silver Wolf Competition at IDFA 2003
awarded the Jury Prize at the 2004 MovieEye Festival in Moscow.
Esteban Uyarra was nominated for  Best Newcomer in the 2004 Grierson British Documentary Awards