Iraqi Women: Voices from Exile
Directed by: Maysoon Pachachi
(54 mins) Iraqi Women: Voices from Exile provides a fascinating and rare look at the recent history of Iraq through the eyes and experiences of Iraqi women living in exile in Britain. The Arab world usually speaks to the outside with a male voice and Arab women's voices are rarely heard. This documentary features moving interviews with women about life in Iraq before Saddam Hussein came to power, in the years of repression under his regime and through the Gulf War in 1991. As well as providing a forum for Iraqis to tell their own stories to a western audience, Iraqi Women: Voices from Exile also contributes to a process of Iraqi self-criticism.