Wed. 2/28: Eyewittness Iraq
An eyewitness report from Iraq: filmmaker Laura Poitras talks about her award-winning documentary My Country My Country it tells the story of a Sunni activist-doctor named Riyadh — an opponent of the occupation, a clear-thinking, educated everyman on a quiet crusade in Baghdad to heal whatever damage he can, and to get Sunnis to vote in Iraq’s 2005 elections.
Its the definitive non-fiction film about the occupation of Iraq: indispensable, heartbreaking, and ferociously wise. Time and again, Poitras manages to be where platoons of US telejournalists were afraid to go . . . the most valuable piece of film to emerge about the war in all of its three-plus years. Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice. The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary.
Well be featuring the DVD of My Country My Country as a thank-you gift in the 4pm hour today as the KPFK fund drive continues. You can pledge online at www.kpfk.org.