In this additional scene from My Country, My Country, Dr. Riyadh visits the Abu Ghraib prison to evaluate the health of the prisoners. Filmmaker Laura Poitras says, "This scene at Abu Ghraib was filmed only three months after the torture photographs were made public worldwide. It is a major turning point in the film because it is the first time I met Dr. Riyadh...As I filmed Dr. Riyadh speaking with the detainees and then try to explain to the U.S. military that the detention of Iraqis without charge will only create more anti-American sentiment, I knew I'd found the film's protagonist."
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.
On September 13, 2010, the New York Times Community Affairs department and POV presented a panel discussion on the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, and the Times. The conversation featured Daniel Ellsberg, former New York Times executive editor Max Frankel, New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak and New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson.
In this 2010 interview, the Nobel Peace Prize winner talked with the Good Fortune filmmakers about the Green Belt Movement and what makes for effective aid in impoverished areas. Wangari passed away on Sunday at the age of 71.
In this deleted scene from Last Train Home, migrant workers waiting at China's Guangzhou train station express their frustrations and disappointments with factory life and traveling home for the New Year.