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Acrassicauda is a thrash metal band who is well-known for becoming the first heavy metal band to emerge from Iraq. The band formed and played under the regime of Saddam Hussein and were subject to death threats after their success began to threaten Islamic politicians who believed they were worshipping Satan. Because of their unique story, VBS.TV created a web documentary series for the band entitled "Heavy Metal in Baghdad." The documentary took place over three years in Baghdad and exposed the plight of trying to promote cultural expression during war while also showing the courage Acrassicauda had to live out their own dreams. The series shows clips of the band's opinions/footage on the refugee situation in Syria as well, a cause which is very important to the four members. Largely due to its look at the toll of war on young citizens, "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" was named one of top documentaries featured at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.

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AIRED ON 3/8/2010

Season 2010 : Episode 20100308

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Arts, Music