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My Country - An Exile's Return To Samawa
SBS  |  December 16, 2009

Fourteen years after fleeing Iraq, Melbourne-based filmmaker Hadi Mahood returns to his hometown of Samawa city in southern Iraq. In the tumultuous months between the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime and the installation of a new government, he filmed the daily lives of ordinary people eking out a living. He discovers not only a city struggling to rebuild its infrastructure but a people attempting to overcome the mental sabotage of Saddam's regime as well as the recent war of liberation.

Fourteen years after fleeing Iraq, Melbourne-based filmmaker Hadi Mahood returns to his hometown of Samawa city in southern Iraq. In the tumultuous months between the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime and the installation of a new government, he filmed the daily lives of ordinary people eking out a living. He discovers not only a city struggling to rebuild its infrastructure but a people attempting to overcome the mental sabotage of Saddam's regime as well as the recent war of liberation.

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