Filmmaker Q&A: Aaron Raskin


| January / February 2006


Producer, The Dreams of Sparrows

In preparation for the article "The Docs of War" (January/February 2006), I interviewed several filmmakers about their experiences making documentaries about the Iraq war. Aaron Raskin, the American producer of The Dreams of Sparrows, the first doc made by an Iraqi crew to come out of the country since the U.S. invasion, emailed me his answers to a few questions via a hijacked wireless signal from a rooftop in Mexico, where he is working on his next co-production with Dreams' Iraqi director Hayder Mousa Daffar. -- LU

Leif Utne: Since The Dreams of Sparrows came out last March, what kind of response have you had?