Iraq, My Country

Hadi Mahood fled persecution in Iraq in 1991 and settled in Australia. He was in exile for fourteen years. In the tumultuous months between the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime and the installation of a new government, Hadi journeys back to his home town of Samawa in southern Iraq. He documents the violence and volatility of a city city left in a vacuum of power.


Iraq, My Country presents the complexities of massive social, economic and political change in human terms. Filmed throughout 2003 and 2004, Iraq, My Country is an intimate, personal view of an ordinary Iraqi town in turbulent times.


W/D Hadi Mahood 55 mins. 2004. Financed by Screen Australia and SBS.


Australian Distribution: Ronin Films

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