My Country, My Country

My Country, My Country

Director: Laura Poitras

Cast: Laura Poitras

     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2007
UPC:
0795975108539
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Zeitgeist Films
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
38,891

Special Features

16:9 anamorphic transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions; "Abu Ghraib Inspection" - 15 minutes of additional footage; Original theatrical trailer; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired; Production notes and updates

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Country, My Country
1. Baghdad [4:54]
2. Joe "Reasonable" Iraqi [10:19]
3. Three Months Before Elections [6:15]
4. Life in Adhamiya [10:50]
5. Gun Deal [6:45]
6. "Bad Things Can Happen" [7:18]
7. Ballot Number 351 [5:17]
8. Two Weeks Before Elections [9:29]
9. Kidnapped [7:44]
10. "Dad, Are You Going to Vote?" [11:38]
11. "Life Is a Tragedy" [5:23]
12. End Credits [3:53]

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