My Country, My Country
|My Country, My Country|
Promotional poster for My Country, My Country
|Directed by||Laura Poitras|
|Produced by||Laura Poitras|
|Written by||Laura Poitras|
|Music by||Kathem Al Saher|
|Distributed by||Zeitgeist Films|
Laura Poitras spent over eight months working on her own and for some time following a US Army Civil Affairs team during the elections in Iraq filming the documentary. The film shows life in Iraq for average Iraqis under U.S. occupation. Poitras focuses primarily on Dr. Riyadh al-Adhadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six and Sunni political candidate.
After completing the film, Poitras claims "Since completing My Country, My Country, I've been placed on the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) watch list" and to have been notified by airport security "that my 'threat rating' was the highest the Department of Homeland Security assigns". The film is one of three in a series, with the second being The Oath (2010). The third, Citizenfour (2014), focuses on the NSA's domestic surveillance programs. She is suing the U.S. government over her 40 detentions by US officials.
- Axis of Evil
- Baghdad or Bust
- Control Room
- Kill the Messenger
- The Unreturned
- War Feels Like War
- The Oath
- Citizenfour, a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden and the first major disclosure of the National Security Agency's global surveillance system and its use against US citizens.
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