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Documentary Sheds Light on Young Iraqi

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Documentary Sheds Light on Young Iraqi

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Documentary Sheds Light on Young Iraqi

Documentary Sheds Light on Young Iraqi

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Operation Filmmaker is a documentary about Muthana Mohmed, a young Iraqi who caught the eye of American actor Liev Schreiber.

Schreiber invited Mohmed to work as an intern on his new film — and he invited documentary filmmaker Nina Davenport to make her own movie about Mohmed's experience.

Schreiber and Davenport expected Mohmed to be grateful for the opportunity they were giving him, but it turned out that he was actually a prickly individual with his own ideas, dreams, history and cultural assumptions.

Andrea Shea reports from WBUR in Boston.

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