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My Country, My Country

My Country, My Country

Author/Director: Laura Poitras

MLTC ID: 1107

Media Type: DVD
Language: Arabic

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Working alone in Iraq over eight months, American filmmaker Laura
Poitras follows Iraqi physician Dr. Riyadh--father of six and Sunni
political candidate--for an unforgettable journey into the heart of
war-ravaged Iraq in the months leading up to the January 2005 elections.
An outspoken critic of the occupation, Dr. Riyadh is equally passionate
about building democracy in Iraq. Yet all around him, he sees only
chaos, as his waiting room fills each day with patients suffering the
physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence. Dramatically
interwoven into his personal journey is the landscape of U.S. military
occupation, Australian private security contractors, and the U.N.
officials who orchestrated the elections. Luminously photographed and
emotionally complex, Oscar-nominated MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY captures the
downward spiral of one man caught in the tragic contradictions of the
U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy in the
Middle East.

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