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WEDNESDAY

A last-minute entry in the pre-election propaganda film fest, Voices of Iraq purports to be “filmed and directed by the people of Iraq.” Maybe so, but it was produced and edited by Americans intent on portraying the U.S. occupation as a success. Assembled largely from Blair Witch–style shakycam footage shot by everyday Iraqis, the film also includes snippets of Web-site video and Saddam Hussein–era atrocity footage. The overwhelmingly pro-invasion sentiments are no doubt sincere, but they’re deliberately presented without context: The film doesn’t explain that the Kurds, shown living prosperously and freely, were autonomous before the invasion, thanks to the no-fly zone. And amid the endorsements of democracy and secularism, the movie doesn’t mention recent polls indicating that a majority of Iraqis intend to vote for religious rule in the planned elections—or that 42 percent would prefer Hussein’s return over the current situation. The film screens at 1:15, 5:20, 7:10, and 9 p.m. (see Showtimes for other dates) at Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6.75–$9.25. (202) 452-7672. (Mark Jenkins)