Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007)

Introduction Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq is a 2007 documentary television film featuring interviews with Iraq War amputees. Outline The veterans tell producer James Gandolfini of how they received their injuries, and the emotional effect that it has had on them. Production & Filming Details Director(s): Jon Alpert. Ellen Goosenberg Kent. Producer(s): Jon Alpert… Read More

Baghdad ER (2006)

Introduction Baghdad ER is a documentary released by HBO on 21 May 2006. It shows the Iraq War from the perspective of a military hospital in Baghdad. Outline It has some relatively disturbing scenes in it (e.g. amputations), therefore the US Army is officially warning that military personnel watching it could experience symptoms of post-traumatic… Read More

Official Secrets (2019)

Introduction Official Secrets is a 2019 British drama film based on the case of whistleblower Katharine Gun, who leaked a memo exposing an illegal spying operation by American and British intelligence services to gauge sentiment of and potentially blackmail United Nations diplomats tasked to vote on a resolution regarding the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Outline… Read More

Our World: Yazidi Women: Clearing Sinjar’s Mines (2021)

Introduction BBC documentary exploring the Yazidi women helping to clear their home of mines. Part of the Our World documentary series. Outline Six years ago, Amsha escaped from captivity in northern Iraq. Like many Yazidi women, she had been held by IS militants. Today she is risking her life to clear her homeland of unexploded… Read More

Generation Kill (2008): S01E07 – Bomb in the Garden

Introduction Generation Kill is an American seven-part television miniseries produced for HBO that aired from 13 July to 24 August 2008. Outline Having reached Baghdad, Bravo Company is shocked at the size of the city; while First Recon begin doing their daily patrols in Baghdad, they find out the obstacles that they and the Iraqis… Read More