My Country, My Country is an unforgettable journey into the heart of war-ravaged Iraq in the months leading up to the January 2005 elections. Director Laura Poitras' main focus is Dr Riyadh, a Sunni candidate, benevolent GP and an outspoken critic of the occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq.
Interwoven with the doctor’s personal struggle is the state of the country at large. We’re taken behind the scenes where journalists rarely venture, whether riding with Kurds, recording US Military briefings or just sitting in Sunni living rooms as shells fall in the streets. My Country, My Country profiles the tragic contradictions of the military occupation and its project to spread democracy in the Middle East.