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My Country, My Country
POV Season 19
Feature Film | 10/25/2006

Working alone in Iraq over eight months, filmmaker Laura Poitras (Flag Wars, POV) creates an extraordinarily intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. Her principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six and Sunni political candidate. An outspoken critic of the occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq, arguing that Sunni participation in the January 2005 elections is essential. Yet all around him, Dr. Riyadh sees only chaos, as his waiting room fills each day with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence. My Country, My Country is a powerful mosaic of daily life in Iraq. A co-production with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with POV/American Documentary.

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Film Credits —

  • Laura Poitras