Monday, August 24, 2009

Film School: Laura Poitras - My Country, My Country

Film School (KUCI)

An interview with Director Laura Poitras about her latest documentary, My Country, My Country — a film centered around Sunni political candidate, Dr. Riyadh, a medical doctor and father of six. Described by its distributor, Zeitgeist Films as "unfolding like a narrative drama," My Country, My Country follows the agonizing predicament of one man caught in the tragic contradictions of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its effort to spread democracy in the Middle East. The film has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary category.

To Listen to the Interview (MP3)

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