US/Iraq - Her country, their country
The hoopla that accompanies the Academy Awards could not be further from the experience of making a documentary in today's Iraq. Nominated for best documentary award, Laura Poitras' My Country, My Country has stood out among the recent run of Iraqi-set material, in large part due to the director's determination to "make people feel" the gripping, intimate story of one family coping with the realities of the new Iraq, thereby painting a telling picture of wider despair.
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