IRAQ: VOICES FROM THE STREETS

IRAQ: VOICES FROM THE STREETS

    Price: $79.95

    Code: 1879
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Sonia Angulo and Saul Landau
    2002, 22 minutes
    Purchase: $79.95



    Joins a U.S. congressional delegation, led by Congressman Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia) and former South Dakota Senator James Abourezk, that traveled to Iraq in September 2002 to meet with Sa'doun Hammadi, Speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly, and Tariq Aziz, former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, to discuss the re-admission of UN arms inspectors in the hope of averting war. Given the Bush Administration's repeated demands for a "regime change," Aziz declares that Iraq seems "doomed if we do, and doomed if we don't." The video also features numerous ‘man-in-the-street' interviews with Iraqi citizens, commentary from international politicians and peace activists, shocking views of the impact of UN sanctions and U.S. bombing on the Iraqi economy and population, and the restrictions of the ‘oil for food' program. Whatever one's attitude about a possible U.S. war with Iraq, this short video offers a rare chance to hear the views of ordinary Iraqi citizens about the U.S.

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    "Turns out to be rather prescient...offers viewers a lot of food for thought, while also presenting a seldom-seen glimpse of everyday Iraqi life...a valuable contemporary document. Sure to be a popular addition, this is highly recommended for both public and academic library collections."
    Video Librarian

    "Extraordinary impact, even among the hawks. It forces you to deal with very uncomfortable realities."
    Prof. Phil Brenner, American University

    "If you want to know what Iraqis are thinking and feeling about war and the United States, high officials and people in the mosques, see this film. It will inform you and upset you."
    Alexander Cockburn

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