Archive of films My Country, My Country / My Country, My Country

USA
2006, 90 min

Section: One World Presents the Sundance Documentary Fund
Year: 2006

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.


Synopsis

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).

Contacts

Praxis Films
443 Greenwich Street #3R, 10013, New York
United States of America
Tel: +1 212 268 0218
Fax: +1 212 268 0218
E-mail: lpoitras@earthlink.net

About the film

Color, DIGIBETA

Section: One World Presents the Sundance Documentary Fund
   
Director: Laura Poitras
Dir. of Photography: Laura Poitras
Music: Kadhum Al Sahir
Editor: Erez Laufer, Laura Poitras
Producer: Laura Poitras, Jocelyn Glatzer
Production: Praxis Films
Contact: Praxis Films
   
www: www.mycountrymycountry.com
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