My Country, My Country (2006)

My Country, My Country
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dr. Riyadh al-Adhadh Actor Himself 1 1000001
Peter Towndrow Actor Himself 1 1000002
Carlos Valenzuela Actor Himself 1 1000003
Captain Kris Scarcliff Actor Himself 1 1000004
Laura Poitras Director n/a 2 2000001
Laura Poitras Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jocelyn Glatzer Producer n/a 3 3000002
Aliza Kaplan Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Rosie Bsheer Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Laura Poitras Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Laura Poitras Editor n/a 172 7000001
Erez Laufer Editor n/a 172 7000002
Kadhum al-Saher Music Singer/Songwriter 120781 8000001
Laura Poitras Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six and Sunni political candidate, is an outspoken critic of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in his country, 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, with Australian private security contractors, American journalists and the UN officials who orchestrate the elections.