My Country, My Country

My Country, My Country

DVD - 2007
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Six months in Iraq, culminating in the national election on January 30, 2005. We watch logistic preparations for the election, with UN, US, Australian, and local personnel unsure if the election will be held as scheduled, bracing for violence and for world attention. We also cut back and forth to Dr. Riyadh, a Sunni physician who practices at the Adhamiya Free Clinic and prays at the Abu Hanifa Mosque. He's an Iraqi Islamic Party candidate for the Baghdad Provincial Council; he visits Abu Ghraib prison and speaks out. We meet his wife and daughters: the family is cheerful, ironic, and droll. Will his party participate in the elections? Will he vote? Is his family safe?
Publisher: [New York] : Zeitgeist Films, 2007
Branch Call Number: DVD DOCMNTRY MY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.),sd., col

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whalepeace
Sep 17, 2015

This film should be widely viewed by Americans who unleashed war and violence on Iraq, a nation that never attacked the US. The film shows that war is not all glory and victory, but a scourge on the people, the destruction of civil life. Arrogant ugly Americans created the present mess of ISIS in the Middle East with the Bush war on Iraq. How many crippled and multiple-amputee children the war made, millions of refugees, millions of children with PTSD, Uranium-235 littering the countryside to cause cancers far into the future. A clear-eyed look at what America, in its fear and arrogance and stupidity has wrought.

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papagator
Jan 21, 2015

Engaging, interesting perspective from an Iraqi physician and his day to day effort to make things better. You find yourself trying to walk in his shoes and think about the decisions you would need to make.

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richibi
Nov 16, 2014

a front row seat at the 2005 Iraqi elections, a clash, indeed, of civilizations, a faith-based culture trying to make sense of individual opinion, and its consequent responsibility, under the imperial thumb of an unrelenting America nevertheless, and its coalition - compelling, but only for those interested or concerned

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robsuka
Aug 05, 2012

it's hard to accept how much pain and misery we've caused these innocent people. God bless Laura Poitras

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