The Muslim rock documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad has been picked up for distribution by Arts Alliance America. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be going up against the Jewish basketball documentary The First Basket when it hits theater screens later this year.
Heavy Metal in Baghdad looks at hard rock musicians in war-torn Iraq. It follows the heavy metal band Acrassicauda, whose young members have struggled to survive, both as a band and as residents of Baghdad, since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Eddy Morretti directed the film.
Look for Heavy Metal in Baghdad to hit theaters this spring.