Video — 1 streaming video file (54 min.) : digital, sound, color
Art historian Zainab Baharani, who was born in Baghdad, describes the damages to the Iraqi architectural and artistic heritage due to the first Gulf War. The documentary then looks at the regime of Saddam Hussein, his use of gas against the Iranians and the Kurds and the close ties between the Reagan and Bush administrations with Saddah Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War. Finally the invasion of Kuwait, the first Gulf War, the UN sactions against Iraq and their effects on the civilian population are analyzed by historians, human rights workers and international law scholars.
Video — 2 videodiscs (334 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; region 1.DVD video.
Disc 1 Before the fall
2: After the battle.
"In his epic and engaging documentary of life in Baghdad before and after the 2003 US invasion, Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel acquaints us with a moving portrait of his own family and friends as they struggle in the advent and the uncertain aftermath of war. Displaying courage, grace and even humor after decades of deprivation through conflict, international sanctions, and totalitarian oppression, their optimism and determination is both inspiring and heartbreaking. Ultimately, Homeland : Iraq year zero is the story of a lost civilization--one of the oldest on the planet--destroyed by the wanton and misguided actions of a more powerful nation"--Container.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, and Senator John McCain discuss the war in Afghanistan and America's fight against terror; insights and analysis from Thomas Friedman and Bob Woodward.
On this edition of Meet the Press: U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, discusses whether any of the 15 Sunni negotiators had signed the draft constitution. Then insights and analysis on the war on Iraq from four retired military generals: General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied commander, Europe; General Wayne Downing, former commander in chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command; General Barry McCaffrey, former commander in chief of the U.S. Southern Command; and General Montgomery Meigs, former commander of the NATO Stabilization Force.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Secretary of State, Colin Powell discuss his forthcoming trip to Asia and the debate over the Bush administration's response to the tsunami crises; David Broder, Kate O'Beirne, William Safire, and Evan Thomas discuss the biggest stories of 2004 and look ahead to 2005.
Paris, France : Point du Jour International, 2004.
Video — 1 online resource (51 min.).
When Saddam's bloody dictatorship was brought to such a sudden end, it appeared that the coalition had won a total, undisputable victory. What has become of the Sunni tribes one year later? What has become of the formerly privileged? Who are the new Islamic warriors who make life difficult for the coalition? One of the most dangerous parts of Iraq lies in the so-called ""Sunni Triangle"": Five million people, united by the same religion and ancient tribal laws. Under Saddam, they enjoyed special privileges... War reporter Antonia Rados. has gone into this world with its unfaThomable and disturbing codes, observing on a daily basis their relationship with the US forces who came as 'liberators' and are considered the occupiers. In this new-style 'clash of civilisation' who can count on whom? Who are the enemies? Will Saddam -- from the depth of his prison cell -- have the last word?
On this edition of Meet the Press: Senators Carl Levin, Joe Biden, Richard Lugar, and John Warner discuss the debate over the management of the war in Iraq; John Harwood and Robert Novak discuss Bernard Kerik.
The "Sunni Triangle" in the center of Iraq is an area inhabited by five million people, united by the same religion and the same social structure based on an ancient tribal system. Under Saddam Hussein, the Sunni tribes enjoyed special favors and privileges. He made them the backbone of his state, his party and his army. This film explores what has become of the Sunni tribes a year after the end of Saddam s dictatorship. The filmmaker observes their relationship with the U.S. forces in Falluja, the heart of the the Iraqi insurgency. There, in the last refuge of Saddam s former security apparatus, she meets radical preachers, former officers of Saddam s Secret Service and others who began the revolt against US forces. These men know they are protected by Sunni tribal tradition which assists and supports them and punishes those they consider traitors with death. Also interviewed is Sheik Sabah who has tried to help the Americans understand how to be more effective in dealing with the Sunnis. The film also captures the cycle of violence escalating between Sunni and Shia muslims as assassinations occur on both sides. The American in charge of the area, Colonel Drinkwine, discusses the difficulties he faces as he tries to take control of what is actually a civil war. Other American officers and former CIA agents discuss Saddam s dangerous legacy which threatens the stability and future of Iraq.
Video — 1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
On the eve of the 2003 U.S. invasion, filmmaker Shelley Saywell traveled to Iraq to film the lives of ordinary people, especially young Iraquis, who were caught between Saddam's tyranny and a devastated economy (for which they blamed the West). She returns to find the people she met and interviewed before the war.
[Marina del Rey, Cailf.] : Mindgarden Media, [c2003]
Video — 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Chronicles the development of American opposition to the Bush administration's plans for war on Iraq in 2003; features members of Congress, celebrities, political activists and concerned citizens seeking alternative paths towards global peace, international understanding and social justice.
On this edition of Meet the Press: George Voinovich discusses the economic situation and tax cuts; Bill Richardson discusses negotiating with North Korea; Marwan Muasher discusses the growing issues in the Middle East.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Diane Feinstein discusses the possibility of running for governor of California; Darrell Issa discusses the Gray Davis recall; Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn discuss the war in Iraq; Roger Simon, Charlie Cook, and Michael Finnegan discuss the week in politics.