My Country, My Country 2006 Ages 15+

11.00AM Sun 4 Mar 2018 (1hr 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Filmed in Baghdad, My Country, My Country tells the story of Dr Riyadh, an Iraqi doctor, father of six and Sunni political candidate. An outspoken critic of the US 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. Dramatically interwoven into the personal journey of Dr Riyadh is the landscape of the US military occupation, private security contractors, American journalists and the UN officials who orchestrate the elections.' Praxis Films

Screens with Laura Poitras's short film O'Say Can You See 2011 (18 mins).

CREDITS

HD VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO, 90 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/CINEMATOGRAPHER: LAURA POITRAS / EDITORS: EREZ LAUFER, LAURA POITRAS / MUSIC: KADIM AL SAHIR / PRODUCTION CO: PRAXIS FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CAT&DOCS