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Inspired by Letters From Iraq Album Music by Rahim Alhaj recorded in the KEXP studio. Rahim AlHaj performing “Letter 4 : The Last Time We Will Fly Birds”
Video & Edit by Rojina Farrokhnejad
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Letter 4. The Last Time We Will Fly Birds —Riyadh
Many teenaged boys kept and flew homing pigeons before the war. The birds lived in coops atop the flat roofs of typical Baghdadi houses. Imagine a feeling of freeing yourself as you watch the birds come out and burst up into the sky. This time, while a boy was traveling to a release point on a hill a few miles from his home, a car bomb exploded and blew his house up, leaving only a pile of rubble. His girlfriend next door was at home. She heard the blast and ran outside. Her alibi for the time they spent together was always that she had to hang laundry to dry, while he would say he was going to the roof to take care of his birds. Now he had two sorrows, and they shared one source: the rooftop of his house was the only place where he could meet his girlfriend, and the pigeons circled above not knowing where to land.
The oud line paints the realization of their loss, while the violin’s high figure describes the birds flying, the essence of their wing movements, their circling high above the spot where the only home they knew was no more. The feelings of loss circle, too.

Letters From Iraq, The Last Time We Will Fly Birds

Published on Jul 9, 2017
Inspired by Letters From Iraq Album Music by Rahim Alhaj recorded in the KEXP studio. Rahim AlHaj performing “Letter 4 : The Last Time We Will Fly Birds”
Rachel Pearson (violin)
Victoria Parker (violin)
Heather Bentley (viola)
Rajan Krishnaswami (cello)
Stephen Schermer (bass)

Dedicated to all people who have lost their loved ones!
A Message From Rojina,
Edited & Collected by Rojina Farrokhnejad
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Music:
Rahim AlHaj -The Last Time We will Fly Bird By KEXP

Youtube Clips:

Rahim AlHaj -The Last Time We will Fly Bird By K.E.X.P
The Kite runner, Director: Marc Forster
The Secret Life of Pigeons, The nature of things (David Suzuki)
National Geographic time lapse
Al Jazeera

Youtube channel:

Birds on Glue by David Guttenfelder
AP Archive
War Leaks
TingTingin
Bahjat Sabri Bedan
HD movieclips.com
AirArmsHuntingSA
TopGunMilitary
Tanner Hinman
sunshinepress
2minstral
LeadingToWarFeature
The Film Archives
Feature History animation
Viral Club
online for you
PeacefulNlovely
Dameshgh NEWS
ODN
Amazing Places on Our Planet
Nathan Clark
PopularMilitary.com
Tom Jhon
Eyefletch
Yalla English
warriorfauerzaesp
EXPOZA

Sound:
EVERTHING WAS EPIDEMIC
Embeded F.C Sound Clip

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