7.2/10
259
2 user 2 critic

My Country, My Country (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 August 2006 (USA)
Documentary by Oscar winner Laura Poitras about the war in Iraq.

Director:

Laura Poitras

Writer:

Laura Poitras
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Oath (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Director: Laura Poitras
Stars: Osama bin Laden, Salim Hamdan, Abu Jandal
Risk I (2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of WikiLeak's editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras.

Director: Laura Poitras
Stars: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum
Project X (2016)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A top-secret handbook takes viewers on an undercover journey to TITANPOINTE, the site of a hidden partnership. Narrated by Rami Malek and Michelle Williams, and based on classified NSA ... See full summary »

Directors: Henrik Moltke, Laura Poitras
Stars: Rami Malek, Michelle Williams
Citizenfour (2014)
Documentary | Biography | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras
Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney
Flag Wars (2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

"Flag Wars" is a cinema verite documentary that follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood. Filmed over a four years in ... See full summary »

Directors: Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras
Stars: Nina Masseria, Floyd Goode, Josephine Goode
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson
Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil
Documentary | Crime | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper
Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.

Director: Steve James
Stars: Thomas Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Cyrus Vance Jr.
Jesus Camp (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer
Why We Fight (2005)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki
Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman
The Program (2012)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans' personal data.

Director: Laura Poitras
Stars: William Binney, Daniel Ellsberg, Jameel Jaffer
Edit

Storyline

Documentary by Oscar winner Laura Poitras about the war in Iraq.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mój kraju! See more »

Filming Locations:

Baghdad, Iraq See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,546, 6 August 2006

Gross USA:

$33,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,620
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Praxis Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into P.O.V.: My Country, My Country (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Snippets of the Multifaceted Iraq
10 June 2017 | by aphrodisiaciixSee all my reviews

At first look, it can be a very boring series of juxtaposed snippets of life in a war ravage country. Looking deeper as a whole, it forges a lasting impact on viewers with layers of unsolvable problems and unanswered issues.

In the beginning, it seems as the invading forces are the liberators (as they claimed themselves) who bring democracy to solve most (if not all) of the problems brought on by the previous evil dictator (who we did aid, support, and pedestal onto the country's supreme seat of power). The locals did cling onto that story line in the hope of a free and peaceful democratic country. But, as time reveals, the liberators have become the occupiers... and, the occupiers have become part of the problem (if not "the" problem). The natives become discontented... and, opportunists and opposition forces arise with religions, ideologies, politics, cultures, factions and tribal ethnicity armed as the bases for insurgency, terrorism, war and power.

Politics by itself is already complicated and conflicted; politics couples with religion will only further the complication and entangle the mess which is already messed up.

There are no easy solutions in a country such as Iraq (or the Middle East as a whole). Democracy is like respect, one has to earn it. One nation cannot go into another nation and give out democracy like chocolate bars. One nation cannot demand respect when it doesn't deserve it or not yet (e.g. China or Russia). Democracy has to be demanded and earned by the citizens of each nation. Respect can be freely recognized only when that nation demonstratively deserved so.

Laura Poitras must have the utmost trust and confidence of all the Iraqis involved (especially those who invited her into their houses with their families), the US military personnel, the UN personnel, and others who appeared in the documentary, in order to film such candid and honest footage under very difficult situations. She deserves all the respect and accolades for accomplishing this monumental task.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed