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"P.O.V." My Country, My Country (2006)

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2 June 2006 (Season 19, Episode 12)
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The director follows a Sunni Arab doctor as he prepares to run for the early 2005 elections in Iraq. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Dr. Riyadh ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Castle ... Himself
Scott Farren-Price ... Himself
Renato Gonclaves ... Himself
Andre Remmers ... Himself
Edward Robertson ... Himself
Kristopher Scarcliff ... Himself
Peter Towndrow ... Himself
Carlos Valenzuela ... Himself
Edward Wong ... Himself
Richard Armitage ... Himself (uncredited)
David Brancaccio ... Himself - Host (uncredited)
María Hinojosa ... Herself (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Laura Poitras 
 
Produced by
Rosie Bsheer .... associate producer
Sally Jo Fifer .... executive producer: ITVS
Jocelyn Glatzer .... producer
Aliza Kaplan .... co-producer
Cara Mertes .... executive producer: P.O.V./American Documentary
Laura Poitras .... producer
John Siceloff .... executive producer
Brenda Breslauer .... producer (uncredited)
Anthony Chapman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Na Eng .... associate producer (uncredited)
Jocelyn Glatzer .... executive producer (uncredited)
Gina Kim .... host producer (uncredited)
Dan Logan .... associate producer (uncredited)
Peter Meryash .... producer (uncredited)
Karla Murphy .... associate producer (uncredited)
Bryan Myers .... producer (uncredited)
Martha Spanninger .... senior supervising producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Kadhum Al Sahir 
 
Cinematography by
Laura Poitras 
 
Film Editing by
Kathi Black 
David Brancaccio 
Larry Goldfine 
David Kreger 
Erez Laufer 
Laura Poitras 
Judith Wolff 
 
Art Direction by
Sabina Daley 
 
Production Management
Michael Fallon .... post-production supervisor: Post Works
Vito Hughes .... post-production supervisor: Magno Sound & Video
 
Art Department
Brian Brunius .... art (uncredited)
Ben Chappel .... lead developer (uncredited)
Lenny Drozner .... designer (uncredited)
Brian Santalone .... pagebuilder (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rob Daly .... sound designer
Paul Josephs .... sound recordist: Fort Bragg
Paul Michael .... sound mixer
Paul Michael .... sound re-recording mixer
Laura Poitras .... sound
Peter Tierney .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Martin .... camera operator
Mark O'Neill .... camera operator
Laura Poitras .... camera operator
Jesus Roldan .... camera operator
Peter Tierney .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Stefanie Dworkin .... assistant editor
David Gauff .... on-line editor
Jocelyn Glatzer .... demo tape editor
Tim Hedden .... colorist
James Monohan .... assistant editor
Adriana Pacheco .... demo tape editor
 
Music Department
Douglas J. Cuomo .... music theme (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Omar Al Dewachi .... translator
Muna Al-Khalidi .... translator
Josh Braslow .... technical advisor
Christian D. Bruun .... title designer: DitleyFilms (as Christian Bruun)
Rosie Bsheer .... translator
Elizabeth A. Corradino .... legal council: Moses & Singer
Brian Epstein .... production assistant
Ahmed Ferhadi .... linguistics consultant
Tom Giebel .... web designer: Root IQ
Amelia Green-Dove .... senior production associate
Alexandra Haggiag .... production assistant
Hind Hajder .... translator
Dirar Hakeem .... translator
Yasmine Hanani .... translator (as Yasmine Hannaney)
Azad Karim .... translator
Liliana Kim .... office manager (uncredited)
Albert Larew .... web designer: Root IQ
Christopher Laskey .... title designer: Mafno Sound & Video (as Chris Laskey)
Brian Lee .... technical director
David Magdael .... publicist (uncredited)
Amanda Margulies .... production assistant
Amanda Margulies .... researcher
L. Mohamed .... translator (as L Mohamed)
James Monohan .... technical advisor
Chris Murphy .... production intern
Leslie Norman .... executive in charge
Fadi Sakr .... translator
Stephen Segaller .... executive in charge
Afaf Stevens .... translator
Paige Stevenson .... bookkeeper
Sarah Tofte .... production assistant
Sarah Tofte .... researcher
Suzie Tofte .... production assistant
Suzie Tofte .... researcher
Khadijah White .... production assistant
May Yaacoub .... translator
Winston Emano .... publicist (uncredited)
Alexandra Haggiag .... production team (uncredited)
Chris Murphy .... production team (uncredited)
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
Khadijah White .... production team (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mustafa Adil .... in memoriam
 

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Marc Weiss  creator

Produced by
Lisa Heller .... executive producer
Suzanne Singer .... executive producer (1995-1996)
Marc Weiss .... executive producer
 
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90 min
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Austin Movie Show review -- good news/bad news, 27 August 2006
Author: leilapostgrad from Austin, TX

The saddest thing about My Country, My Country is that the people who need to see this the most (those people who think that Americans are liberators in Iraq and those who think Iraqis are ignorant babies who cannot govern themselves and are better off under American occupation) are the exact people who will never go and see it.

My Country, My Country is a documentary about Iraqi society in the months leading up to the historic elections on January 31, 2005. Director Laura Poitras follows a doctor from Baghdad who's running for City Council, the United Nations team who will organize and monitor the elections, and a private security firm from Australian that's hired to oversee the security and safety of the elections.

Dr. Riyadh is an amazing man. Not only does he work for a free clinic in Baghdad, and not only does he help his friends and neighbors by giving them money when they need it, but he also goes to the Abu Ghrabi Prison Camp to speak with the prisoners and learn about their health problems and living conditions. He's a soft-spoken man, but a smart and compassionate man – the kind of man you want to see in a position of power in Baghdad.

So the good news is that there are intelligent people in Iraq who are more than capable of governing their own country. The bad news is that this war has made their lives hell. Two months before the elections and Baghdad is in ruins, with no running water and no electricity. Families don't go out for fear of being killed, and rightfully so. One day before the election, a friend of Dr. Riyadh's is a wreck because his son has been kidnapped and the extremists want ransom money to pay for more weapons.

The good news is that, despite the death threats and warnings from extremists, millions of Iraqis went out and voted on January 31, 2005. The bad news is that Dr. Riyadh didn't get elected to the City Council. The good news is that the kidnapped son was returned a few days later. The bad news is that over a year and a half later, the war wages on with no end in sight.

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