iraq Documentaries

2nd Platoon Still Fighting

2018 Unrated

2nd Platoon Still Fighting: More than a decade after leaving Iraq a group of former US soldiers talk about still struggling to fit back into society. In 2007 the BBC captured them fighting in Bagdad at the most intense period of the Iraq war. The programme discovers they have been facing new struggl[...]

The War Tapes

2006
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The War Tapes, a 2006 war documentary directed by Deborah Scranton which takes us to the front lines of the Iraq War.   As the National Guard was called up for duty in Iraq, several of them were given light-weight digital cameras to record the action they were to see. The result was hours[...]

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

2006 Unrated

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, a 2006 war documentary within which Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.   Apparently, some people made an awful lot of money from the Iraq war which comes as a big surprise to ab[...]

Why We Fight

2005
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Why We Fight, a 2005 historical war documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the US military-industrial complex, and western foreign policies over the last 50 years.   The title of the film refers to a series of seven propaganda movies made by the United States during World War 2 with the same[...]

Only the Dead

2015
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Only the Dead, a 2015 biographical war documentary following the experiences of Australian journalist Michael Ware beginning from his time as a rookie correspondent in the early days of the Iraq war.   The film captures the horrific violence Michael witnessed while reporting from the epic[...]

The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld

2013 Unrated

The Unknown Known, a 2013 biographical war documentary about the life and career of Donald Rumsfeld, who was congressman and secretary of Defence in the Bush Administration.   This documentary is significant because Rumsfeld was in office from early 2001 to late 2006, which makes him resp[...]

The Power of Nightmares

2004 Unrated

The Power of Nightmares, a 2004 3-part political documentary series presented by British filmmaker Adam Curtis.   Each of the hour-long documentaries make comparisons between the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamic terrorist movement. Despite them seeming like[...]

Shadow Company

2006 Unrated

Shadow Company is a 2006 war documentary by Nick Bicanic which asks one seemingly simple question; What does it really mean to be a good soldier?   The film follows four different war veterans who fought in World War 2, Vietnam, Gulf war and Iraq war who talk about their experiences. Taki[...]

Gunner Palace

2004 Unrated

AN Account of the complex realities of the situation in Iraq during 2003–2004 amidst the Iraqi insurgency not seen on the nightly news.

Breaking The Silence: Truth and Lies in the War On Terror

2003 Unrated

This war on terror documentary by renowned filmmaker and journalist John Pilger was one of the first of it’s kind to analyse the subject. Released just 6 months after the invasion of Iraq orchestrated by Tony Blair and George Bush the film was way ahead of its time, uncovering a[...]

The Road to Guantanamo

2006 Unrated

The Road to Guantanamo is a feature-length docudrama about three British citizens who spent two years at the infamous Guantanamo Naval base located in Cuba. “The Tipton Three” as they came to be known were all from Tipton, West Midlands, England. In 2001 they were captured by the United[...]

Moazzam Begg: Living the War on Terror

2016 Unrated

Moazzam Begg: Living the War on Terror is a documentary that gives a first hand account of the rise of the modern Jihand described by ex-Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg. Begg is a British Pakistani raised in the city of Birmingham who has experienced the escalation of Islamic radicalisation ov[...]

1991 Gulf War

2007 Unrated

Gulf war documentary. This is the 8th and last episode in a documentary series produced by the BBC which focuses on the story of operation desert storm in 1991. This campaign made use of revolutionary technology that we all take for granted in warfare today such as stealth bombers and high precision[...]

Fighting the Islamic State with Iraqs Golden Division: The Road to Fallujah

2016 Unrated

Fighting the Islamic State with Iraqs Golden Division: The Road to Fallujah, a documentary about one of the most dangerous war-torn places on Earth presented by the renowned news publishing service, Vice. Fallujah has been taken over by Islamic State who use brutal tactics to win their battles. Over[...]

No End in Sight

2007 Unrated

No End in Sight: A documentary about the Iraq War. In this film, we take a look at how the Bush Administration conducted the war from its invasion of the country which took place in 2003. The plan was to first overthrow the dictator Saddam Hussein on grounds which are covered in detail here.&nb[...]

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