Archive of films My Country, My Country / My Country, My Country
2006, 90 min
Section: One World Presents the Sundance Documentary Fund
This intimate documentary charts the changing fortunes of Dr. Riyadh, father of six, Baghdad medical doctor and Sunni political candidate, during six months in the run-up to the 2005 elections in Iraq, called by one US official “one of the best shows in the world”. It also provides an insight into the agonizing predicament of a divided people under occupation.
Laura Poitras’s intimate documentary charts the changing fortunes of Dr. Riyadh, father of six, a Baghdad medical doctor and Sunni political candidate, during the six months prior to the 2005 election in Iraq. With a supporting cast that includes the doctor’s family, his patients, the US military, UN representatives and private security contractors, the film gives a behind-the-scenes account of the election, called by one US official “one of the best shows in the world”. It also provides a timely insight into the agonizing predicament of a divided people under occupation.
About the director
Laura Poitras (b. 1964, Boston, Massachusetts) took a Media Studies course at the New School in NYC. Since then she has been working as a documentary filmmaker, producer and editor. She currently lives in New York. Poitras received the prestigious Peabody Award for her previous documentary Flag Wars (2003), which she co-directed, produced and filmed. Filmography: Exact Fantasy (1996), Living the Legacy (1998), O’ say can you see…? (2004), Flag Wars (2003), My Country, My Country (2006).
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About the film
|Section:||One World Presents the Sundance Documentary Fund|
|Dir. of Photography:||Laura Poitras|
|Music:||Kadhum Al Sahir|
|Editor:||Erez Laufer, Laura Poitras|
|Producer:||Laura Poitras, Jocelyn Glatzer|