The definition of the "axis of evil" happened in january 2002 in the aftermath of september 11th. George Bush gave a speech where he named a string of countries thought to be homes of terror. The countries were Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. Bush is gone, but the traces of the language remains. In "Bedtime stories from the axis of evil" we visit a family from each country as night falls and the storytelling begins. Through child like cardboard cities, we enter into a space between the strange logic of political agitation and fairytales as the stories between child and parent unfold. The stories are woven together by love, ideas of justice, beauty, and ultimately by the concepts of good and evil. It is a film about the stories that divide us and bring us together.
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