Heavy Metal in Baghdad

An insightful, personal, and emotional documentary about the first and only heavy metal band in Iraq debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.

If your practice space is getting bombed every other day, you must really love heavy metal to persevere. Executive-produced by Spike Jonze in conjunction with VICE, this doc looks rather compelling. (Thanks for the tip!)

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