Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cabaretian Politics




It was very long ago since I followed a T.V. series. Ramadan is usually known for its special quality of series in Arabic channels. They try to show their best. This Ramadan I followed 4 series. Three of them are Iraqi, and one of them is about the Palestinian poet Mahmood Derwish.
I will chose today one of the Iraqi series to write about, and this series is "Baghdad Beauty" which is about the life of Affifa Iskandar, one of the first Iraqi singers which started to gain her fame in the 50s of the last century. The series is exclusively shown in Al Sharqia Iraqi satellite channel. I liked you to see with me those pictures hoping to transfer to you some of the spirit of the series.





The real Afifa Iskander






Afifa Iskander in the series


She sang in the same cabaret in which her father, Iskancer, plays the violin. Known personalities attend to the cabaret to listen to her. Among them, Naseem, the British, who represent what the UK wants from Iraq, Bakir Sidqi, an Iraqi Army leader, and lately a Nazi German, who offers his country as a new ally to Iraq.







The real Baki Sidqi





The real Bakir Sidqi, see his moustache



Bakir Sidqi in the series




Bakir Sidqi's car in front of the cabaret





Bakir Sidki started to love Affifa. Naseem wanted from Affifa to reveal to him what Bakir says, especially about the Iraqi Army, and what they are planning.




Naseem, in the series, reading the famous journal, Al Bilad





Naseem asking Afifa to reveal secrets






Afifa and Bakir





Affifa reveals to Bakir Naseem's intentions





The Nazis in Baghdad


King Faisal died in today's episode.


After hearing the news of King Faisal the first's death


After hearing about the king's death


Haddad, one of Affifa's neighbours, working as a journalist is also in love with Affifa.


Haddad




Haddad wrote an article that put him in jail.





Haddad's mother, to the right, complaining to Affifa's family about her son not coming home as usual





Knowing the Hadad is imprisoned, Mariam (Affifa's mother) is empathizing with his family at their home in a visit at night





Haddad's father, Ya'aqoub (Jacob) visiting his son in prison





Affifa asked Bakir to intervene and free him, and he did in few hours.



Haddad in his working place





Haddad, after knowing what happened, being jealous from Affifa's relation to Bakir went into rage.

Haddad. Behind him is a picture of king Faisal the first



I don't know if really this series is made well or I am just seeing it wonderful because I am longing to Iraq.

Sorry about not including the actors names cause I really don't know them but will do soon.

3 comments:

Iraqi Blogger said...

nice reaction between Sharqiya TV with iraqi bloggers
i published about other series in "iraqi bloggers" blog
http://iraqiblogs.blogspot.com

saminkie said...

Thank you Iraqi Blogger for your visit to my blog. This makes me feel happy. I saw you blog and posted also some comments. You got a nice blog. Keep publishing friend.

NHS medic said...

Dear Sami
This sounds like another Sharqyia gem. Thanks for the pictures and the summary