Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary. Working alone in Iraq over eight months, director Laura Poitras creates an extraordinarily intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. Her principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six and Sunni political candidate. An outspoken critic of the occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq, arguing that Sunni participation in the January 2005 elections is essential. All around him, Dr. Riyadh sees only chaos as his waiting room fills each day with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of the ever-increasing violence.
|Running Time:||90 min.|
|Subject(s):||Conflicts, Middle Eastern Studies, Politics, War|