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My country my country
Glatzer, Jocelyn.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films, 2006.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East.
General Note:
Special features: "Abu Ghraib inspection" film short (13 min.); original theatrical trailer (3 min.).

Container insert includes production notes from director Laura Poitras, chapters, and production credits.
Baghdad -- Joe "reasonable" Iraqi -- Three months before elections -- Life in Adhamiya -- Gun deal -- "Bad things can happen" -- Ballot number 351 -- Two weeks before elections -- Kidnapped -- "Dad, are you going to vote?" -- "Life is a tragedy.
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Added Uniform Title:
POV (Television program)
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Americans are offered the unique opportunity to experience the U.S. occupation of Iraq from an insider's perspective in this documentary detailing the efforts of a devoted father and Sunni Muslim political candidate to better his country during the 2005 elections. As the U.S. government attempts to bring democracy to Iraq, Baghdad native Dr. Riyadh is faced with making the difficult decision of supporting the popular boycott of the elections, or fighting for a democracy that seems ever more unlikely with each passing day. With intimate footage of Dr. Riyadh's interactions with the public and candid interviews featuring the opinions of every-day Iraqis, director Laura Poitras' timely film offers an unbiased look at the unpredictable will of an occupied population. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi