Baghdad roller coaster & amusement park. Filmed in October 1992. The U.S. led embargo was having a severe effect on the lives of ordinary Iraqis, but people still enjoyed going out with their families & friends for some fun and entertainment.
In an odd way, the dress and attitude of the people are almost reminiscent of 1950s small town USA. This has all changed, of course, due to the destruction of the country in the U.S. invasion.
Shot with a brand new (at the time) 3-chip Sony Hi8 camcorder. Extraordinary how rapidly video technology has improved in the last two decades.