Acrassicauda, the band hailed as “the first and only Heavy Metal Band in Iraq”, have been making music since 2003. The group was formed shortly after Saddam Hussein’s fall from power, giving them a brief opportunity to live their dream of playing heavy metal in a Muslim country. Unfortunately, following the fall of Saddam’s regime, their home country quickly descended into bloody insurgency and chaos.
Amidst this turmoil that lasted from 2003-2006, Acrassicauda remained determined to stay together and keep playing their music – even when it seemed impossible for them to do so. Their strength of spirit is one shared by an entire generation of young Iraqis during this tumultuous period in history.
Heavy Metal in Baghdad is a feature documentary film that follows Acrassicauda’s journey through these difficult times whilst still pursuing their heavy metal dreams. The film captures the resilience and unwavering optimism of the members as they strive to remain true to themselves despite the dangers of living in an increasingly volatile environment.
This powerful documentary provides an eye-opening insight into both the struggles of living under uncertain conditions and the depth of human determination not to give up on one’s goals – no matter how difficult or seemingly hopelessly they may seem. It is a must watch for anyone looking for an inspiring look at how hope can persevere even under the most dire circumstances. So go ahead and watch Heavy Metal in Baghdad today – you won’t regret it!