February 12, 2009
Posted: 635 GMT
Watch Jill Dougherty's report from February's Inside the Middle East:
Faruq Fouad, an Iraqi artist and an intellectual, was forced out of his Baghdad home by insurgents and for months squatted with his family on rooftops.
A US military unit met him while on patrol and later introduced him to CPT Brett Walker, a young American who served in Afghanistan and now at the end of his 14 month tour in Iraq. The two talked about philosophy, art and rock’n’roll…
Both believe that through arts they could bring change to Dora, a part of the capital that saw some of the worst violence. CPT Walker helps Faruq make one of his dreams of holding an art exhibition in Dora a reality.
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