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In this extended interview, Poitras describes her goals, as well as the logistics and safety concerns with making My Country, My Country in an unstable Iraq.

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Members of the Iraqi Islamic Party, including Dr. Riyadh, debated whether or not to boycott the election in protest of attacks on the Sunni city of Fallujah.

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On election day morning in Baghdad, Dr. Riyadh's son asks him whether or not he is going to vote.

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A Kurdish arms dealer meeting with an Australian security contractor to purchase weapons in Iraq.

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Dr. Riyadh holds a press conference three months after the Abu Ghraib photos were made public.


Dr. Riyadh is an Iraqi medical doctor, a father of six and a Sunni political candidate. An outspoken critic of the U.S. occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq.

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Dr. Riyadh visits the Abu Ghraib prison to evaluate the health of the prisoners.

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Laura Poitras talks about the making of her Academy Award®-nominated film, My Country, My Country.

  • Updated on August 26, 2015

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My Country, My Country

Premiere Date: October 25, 2006

Photos: Download Here

Trailer: Link

Filmmaker: Laura Poitras Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Press Release | Press Release


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