Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

Iraq, the women’s story: video

What is ordinary life like in Iraq? This is an excellent, compelling and much needed documentary about the war and occupation of Iraq from womens perspectives.

Last year, two Iraqi women risked their lives to spend three months traveling all over the country with a camera to record the lives and experiences of women they met.

This is Iraq from the Iraqis perspective, and Iraqi womens‘ perspectives particularly. Extraordinarily courageous women — professionals, mothers, patriots — tell their story, revealing an invaluable look at what everyday life is like for Iraqis (48 min).

Highly recommended. See also Everywoman: focus on Iraqi women

Related: Hometown Baghdad

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