My Country, My Country

TitleMy Country, My Country
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsPoitras, Laura
Series TitleP.O.V.
Running Time90 min
Date Released08/04/2006
DistributorZeitgeist Films
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish, Arabic

This Oscar-nominated documentary from director Laura Poitras explores the politics and everyday life of occupied Iraq. Its focus on Dr. Riyadh al-Adhadh, a Sunni who runs for office during the 2005 elections while tending to patients, reveals the constant carnage of warfare, opposition to occupation, and hopes for a homegrown democracy. 

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