Iraq War (2003-2011)
“War isn’t a destination, nor is it a topic to be mined for scribes with nothing else to say.”
“People struggling to control language, control conversation, literally to control the world.”
Right around the time the war on terror began, I thought, Does Donna really need so many friggin’ flags?
This First Proof contains a passage from I’Jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody.
As the American occupation of Iraq drags on despite recycled timelines and White House reassurances, the timing of this show (which opened on the day of the Madrid bombings) felt unsettlingly right.
Documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim invites viewers into both Al Jazeera, Arab-language satellite television, and CentCom, the US military news center, for two very different media portrayals of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.