IRAQ

 

 

BABYLON:

Cortigiana di Babilonia (Queen of Babylon) (1956)  --  Babylonia rebels against the Assyrian empire, 626 B.C.

Intolerance (1916)  --  first of four stories deals with intolerance in Babylon that leads to its fall to the Persians, 539 B.C.

 

IRAQ:

Jani gal (The Agony of a People) (2007)  --  an Iraqi Kurd gets mistaken for the leader of a protest and gets slapped into prison

House of Saddam (2008)  --  biographical film of the Iraqi dictator (1979-2003)

X Al-ayyam al-tawila (aka Long Days) (1980)  -- propaganda film for Saddam Hussein trying to overthrow Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Kassem in 1959

Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988):

Arousi-ye Khouban (Marriage of the Blessed) (1989)  --  young Iranian photographer of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) has troubles adjusting to civilian life

 

Gulf War (8/90 - 2/91):

Gomgashtei dar Aragh (Marooned in Iraq) (2002)  --  a well-known Kurdish musician seeks to find his ex-wife stranded in Iraq at the time of Saddam Hussein's war on the Kurds

Courage Under Fire (1996) -- fiction set during the 1991 Gulf War

Jarhead (2005)  --  US marines in the Gulf War

Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998) --  after Gulf War

Live from Baghdad (2002)   --  CNN reporting team manages to relay accounts of the bombing of Baghdad in the Gulf War

Bravo Two Zero (1999)  --  true story of British SAS mission behind enemy lines

The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (2002)  --  nationalistic fervor in New Mexico during the Gulf War helps lead to tragedy

L'Aube du monde (Dawn of the World) (2008)  --  multiple impacts of the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War and the 1991 uprisings in Iraq seen through the eyes of a Marsh Arab in Iraq

The Heroes of Desert Storm (1991) story of Operation Desert  Storm from viewpoint of some of the participants

 

Iraq War:

A Nation Deceived (2006)  --  Bush and Cheney lie the nation into a war with Iraq (with Ed Asner)

Fahrenheit 9-11 (2004)   --  Bush & Co. use fear to win elections and wage unnecessary war

The Road to Guantanamo (2006)  --  three Pakistani-British citizens in Afghanistan are tortured by American soldiers

Khuda Ke Liye (meaning "In the Name of God") (2007)  --  a Pakistani student in the USA gets arrested following 9/11 hysteria

Rendition (2007)  --  USA sends an innocent man accused of terrorism to be tortured at the hands of Egypt's secret police

A Mighty Heart (2007)  --  death of journalist for the Wall Street Journal at the hands of a terrorist group in Pakistan

Why We Fight (2006)  --  military-industrial complex leads to continued wars for the US

Syriana (2005)  --  cynical look at almost all the actors dealing with the politics of oil in the Middle East

Embedded (2005)  --  satire of the Iraq War and its starters and promoters, including the news reporters embedded with the American troops

Redacted (2007)  --  pressures on American soldiers leads to criminal acts

Battle for Haditha (2007)  based on the Haditha killings incident in which US marines killed 24 Iraqi men, women and children on November 19, 2005

Grace Is Gone (2007) a father who does not want to tell his two daughters that their mother has died while serving in Iraq

Home of the Brave (2006)  --  three soldiers, including a doctor, have difficulty adjusting to life at home following a long and difficult tour of duty in Iraq

The Lucky Ones (2008)  --  three Iraqi War veterans suffering from various stages of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder go on a road trip

Saving Jessica Lynch (2003) --  the US army deliberately fudges a story to make a woman soldier a hero to help with the army's image  --  ($29)

Generation Kill (2008)  -  HBO Iraq War miniseries about first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003

Nassiryia - Per non dimenticare (2007) a terrorist attack in Iraq, November 12, 2003, kills 24 Italians participating in a peace keeping mission  (no English options)

The Hurt Locker (2008)  --  the problems facing a bomb squad in Iraq with the overwhelming number of IEDs to defuse or explode

Fair Game (2010)  --  Bush II lies the USA into war with Iraq and then Cheney tries to punish Joe Wilson and his wife for exposing the lies

Green Zone (2010)  -- army inspectors sniff out a huge cover-up while looking for weapons of mass destruction