Greetings from Iraq
Filmed in 1992. Produced in the Department of Communication, Stanford University in 1993. Produced, directed, and narrated by Signe Taylor. Shot, recorded, & compressed by Randy Graham.
This documentary on the lives of Iraqi civilians after the „First Gulf War” was originally shown on WGBH in Boston.
Shot in Iraq in the fall of 1992, it examines the effects of war and sanctions on average Iraqis. At the time, many Iraqis were hopeful that they might see an eventual improvement in their lives. With Bill Clinton about to enter the White House, many imagined that the U.S. might show more concern for the people of Iraq.
No one anticipated the wholesale destruction, invasion, and occupation of Iraq that would enfold in 2003 under the second Bush presidency.
Produced, directed, and narrated by Signe Taylor. Shot, recorded, & compressed by Randy Graham.
Where are the Iraqis interviewed in the film now? What course have their lives taken? Are they even alive?
- Tiziano Terzani said about the war in Afghanistan (an interview with Luciano Minerva at Terzani’s house in Florence in February 2002):
La guerra del Golfo è stata già tenuta molto lontana dai giornalisti, questa è stata tenuta ermeticamente chiusa ai giornalisti. Per la prima volta la verità, per così dire, è stata continuamente impacchettata. C’era sempre bisogno di quelli che gli americani chiamano ‘spin doctors’ perraccontarla. La verità non c’era, c’era solo il pacco e dentro c’era di tutto.