The region now known as Iraq has always been, in many ways, the history of the world is zero land. From this rich territory sprang the earliest cities and empires, the first host, and the first tyrants.
The Kings: From Babylon to Baghdad, tells the story of Iraq through the history of its rulers, from Sargon the Great to Saddam Hussein. This documentary film explores the connections and relevance between ancient and modern Iraq and between Iraq and the rest of the planet.
Through dialogue taken directly from primary sources – the original texts of old records – representing events in theater, life. Lush photography shot on location frames the contemporary drama and reportage. And interviews with the world’s leading experts on historical and current importance of Iraq to complete this portrait of male authority that brought legendary land of glory and despair.
Today, as it has been many times in the past, understanding of Iraq is the center of the developed world. This documentary offers a thorough investigation, reflection in view of politics, personalities from government, geography, culture and religion of this important region.