Creatorproduced by Jocelyn Glatzer & Laura Poitras ; directed & filmed by Laura Poitras ; a co-production of Praxis Films and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with P.O.V./American Documentary
Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East.
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