An eyewitness report from Iraq: filmmaker Laura Poitras talks about her award-winningdocumentaryMy 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.
Living in the USA
Talking about politics, thinking about the Left.
The podcast “Living in the USA” is the online version of “Living in the USA” at KPFK radio, hosted by Jon Wiener and broadcast live Thursdays at 3pm at 90.7FM in LA, also streaming live at www.kpfk.org