In this scene from My Country, My Country, filmmaker Laura Poitras films a Kurdish arms dealer meeting with an Australian security contractor to purchase weapons to secure Iraq's elections that are being conducted as part of the United States' effort to bring democracy to the Middle East. Poitras says, "The scene, in which Peter and the arms dealer debate the pros and cons of Chinese vs. Russian AK-47s while drinking cans of coke, is one of my favorites in the film."
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.