Will be shown on the PBS documentary series Points of View (POV) on October 25th 2006

Working alone in Iraq over eight months, filmmaker Laura Poitras creates an extraordinarily intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. Her principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six and Sunni political candidate. An outspoken critic of the occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq, arguing that Sunni participation in the January 2005 elections is essential. Yet all around him, Dr. Riyadh sees only chaos, as his waiting room fills each day with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence. Poitras gained remarkable access to the Sunni community, U.S. military and the U.N., resulting in “My Country, My Country,” a powerful mosaic of daily life in Iraq not seen in the mainstream media. A co-production with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with American Documentary | P.O.V.

Poitras’ film will debut on the PBS documentary series “POV” on October 25.