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RIDM Special 20th

My Country, My Country Laura Poitras

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Can a foreign army impose a Western democratic system on the Muslim world? Is it possible to hold successful elections in a country at war? Filming during the months preceding the January 2005 elections in Iraq, Laura Poitras considers these paradoxes and the tragic consequences of the American occupation. Travelling alone, at a time when few Western journalists dared to enter the country, she captures the war and the elections from the inside.

Presented in collaboration with Canal D and the Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias

My Country, My Country

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2006
  • V.O : English, Arabic
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 89 MIN
  • Cinematography : Laura Poitras
  • Editing : Erez Laufer, Laura Poitras
  • Production : Jocelyn Glatzer, Laura Poitras
  • Music : Kadhum Al Sahir
  • Sound Design : Rob Daly
Filmography of Laura Poitras :

Flag Wars (2003)
My Country, My Country (2006)
The Oath (2010)
Citizenfour (2014)
Risk (2016)

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