Documentary on the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell

After reading “Desert Queen” by Janet Wallach, I wanted to paint a portrait of Gertrude Bell. I’m so glad Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbuhl made this beautiful film about her life. “Letters from Baghdad” uses rare and exquisite film and photos (many taken by Bell) from Victorian England and the Middle East that give a sense of this era in a way I’ve never seen before. This film is like time travel for the hungry soul.