Tilda Swinton Narrates Gertrude Bell Doc 'Letters From Baghdad' (Exclusive Video)

Thelma Schoonmaker is also an executive producer of the film about the notable British spy and explorer.

Tilda Swinton is the voice of Gertrude Bell in the documentary Letters From Baghdad.

The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive clip of the doc has Swinton narrating a note from the British spy and explorer. Swinton is also an executive producer of the film, along with Thelma Schoonmaker and Ruedi Gerber.

Directed by Sabine Krayenbuhl and Zeva Oelbaum, Letters From Baghdad tells the story of Bell, who came to play a major role in establishing the modern state of Iraq. She wielded an enormous amount of power for a woman of her era. Among her accomplishments was the creation of the Iraq Museum, which was infamously ransacked during the American invasion in 2003.

The doc features never-seen-before footage of the region from 100 years ago, and more than 1,600 letters written by Bell and her contemporaries. All dialogue in the film is excerpted verbatim from original source material.

Letters From Baghdad hits limited theaters June 2.

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