My country my country

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  • Creator produced 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
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [New York, N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films, [2006] ©2006
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert ([6 pages] : illustrations ; 19 cm)
  • OCLC ocm79663457
  • Credits
    • Featuring Dr. Riyadh, Peter Towndrow, Carlos Valenzuela, Cpt. Khris Scarcliff
    • Cinematography, Laura Poitras ; editors, Erez Laufer, Laura Poitras; music, Kadhum Al Sahir

Summary

  • 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.

Notes

  • Special features: "Abu Ghraib inspection" film short (13 min.); original theatrical trailer (3 min.).
  • Container insert includes production notes from director Laura Poitras, chapters, and production credits.
  • DVD, region 1, widescreen format (1.85:1).
  • In Kurdish, Arabic or English, with optional English subtitles.
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