My Country, My Country

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 ...
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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.
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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2007
  • UPC: 795975108539
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Zeitgeist Films
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 25,028

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Laura Poitras Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Producer
Kadhum al-Saher Score Composer
Jocelyn Glatzer Producer
Erez Laufer Editor
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- My Country, My Country
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Subtitles
      English for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired: On
      English for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired: Off
   Abu Ghraib Inspection
      Play
   Theatrical Trailer
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