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"Well Done" Baghdad

Event highlights inspirational tales of success from ordinary people around the country.
By IWPR Iraq
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IWPR’s “Well Done” festival has celebrated stories of personal agency and resilience from across Iraq in a public event in the capital.

More than 600 people attended the “Well Done” festival, held in Baghdad’s Abu Nawas park on March 17, 2018, to hear tales of success from across Iraq.

Moderated by IWPR champion Sakr Zakariya, some 40 people were honoured in an event which received widespread national and international coverage.

The festival began with a live performance of the Iraq national anthem by popular singer Hussein Samah and included a martial arts and parkour display.

Musical duo Rana Jassim and Esraa al-Saedi performed traditional Iraq songs, and trophies were awarded to inspirational activists from Baghdad, Mosul, Anbar, Dyala, Najaf, Maysan, Kerbala and Diwanyah.