Laura Poitras spent over eight months working on her own and for some time following a US Army Civil Affairs team during the elections in Iraq filming the documentary. The film shows life in Iraq for average Iraqis under U. Poitras focuses primarily on Dr. Riyadh al-Adhadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six and Sunni political candidate. The film was well received by critics  and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film had a limited U.
A testament to the courage of people willing to put their lives on the line for the promise of democracy during the Iraqi national elections. She is currently working on The Guantanamo Project , a multi-media project to collect documents and artifacts from Guantanamo Bay Prison. Before making documentaries, she worked as a professional chef. She lives in New York City. Show less. Jocelyn Glatzer has directed, produced and edited documentary films for the past 20 years.
Watch now. Six months in Iraq, culminating in the national election on January 30, We watch logistic preparations for the election, with UN, US, Australian, and local personnel unsure if the election will be held as scheduled, bracing for violence and for world attention.
Riyadh continues to devote his life to serving his country and the people of his neighborhood. His priority is the Adhamiya Free Clinic, where he provides medical treatment and humanitarian assistance to people from all parts of Baghdad. The security situation in Baghdad grows worse everyday that passes. Riyadh describes the situation in Baghdad as a civil war. Militias control the streets.