Once Upon a Time in Iraq (2020): S01E05 – Legacy

Introduction With unique personal archive from civilians and soldiers from both sides of the conflict, this series takes viewers closer to the realities of war and life under ISIS than they have ever been before. Outline In 2004, Waleed Nesyif, heavy metal musician, is forced to flee Iraq following death threats for working for American… Read More

Once Upon a Time in Iraq (2020): S01E04 – Saddam

Introduction With unique personal archive from civilians and soldiers from both sides of the conflict, this series takes viewers closer to the realities of war and life under ISIS than they have ever been before. Outline When Saddam Hussein is captured by coalition forces in December 2003, politicians in the White House believe this will… Read More

Once Upon a Time in Iraq Documentary Series Overview

Introduction With unique personal archive from civilians and soldiers from both sides of the conflict, this series takes viewers closer to the realities of war and life under ISIS than they have ever been before. Outline In July 2020, PBS Frontline released the documentary feature Once Upon A Time In Iraq recounting the up to… Read More

The Death of the Redcaps (2005)

Introduction ‘Death of the Redcaps’ was a documentary focusing on the violent deaths of six Royal Military Policemen on active service in Iraq in 2003. The soldiers’ deaths drew particular scrutiny in the media and Parliament because of surrounding circumstances: the failure of supplied equipment, the close proximity of a Parachute Brigade patrol who were… Read More

Fighting for Life (2008)

Introduction “Fighting for Life” follows American military doctors, nurses and medics on the front lines of the Iraq War, young wounded soldiers and marines determined to survive and to heal, and students of USU, the “best medical school no one’s ever heard of,” on their journey toward becoming career military physicians. Outline In this documentary,… Read More