War Feels Like War

War Feels Like War

In the build up to the Iraq war over 3,000 journalists gathered in Kuwait City. A chosen minority were allowed to live and move with the armed forces. The rest, who became known as unilaterals, were stopped from entering Iraq. This is the story of those who managed to cross the border to find out what war really feels like. 

Made for BBC Storyville and TV2 / Danmark, this multi award-winning film was shown across the world. 


'The first documentary to show the reality of modern war without bias' The Guardian

'Stunning, gritty, yet graceful' Daily News of Los Angeles

'Helps fill [the reporting] void with insight, sensitivity and a keen eye for cinematic detail' Baltimore Sun 


Awarded Honourable Mention for Best International Documentary at Hot Docs 
Shortlisted for the Silver Wolf Competition at IDFA 2003
Awarded the Jury Prize at the 2004 MovieEye Festival in 
Esteban Uyarra was nominated for  Best Newcomer in the 2004 
Grierson British Documentary Awards


Director/ DOP: Esteban Uyarra
Assistant Producer: Sarah Brownrigg
Editor: Brian Tagg
Executive Producer for BBC: Nick Fraser
Executive Producer: Alison Rooper