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IRAQ: DESTRUCTION OF NATION 1990-2001



IRAQ: DESTRUCTION OF NATION 1990-2001
Documentary Features
Documentary, Politics, Social Issues
55 minutes
France
2020
Arabic, English, French, Kurdish
English

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Synopsis:

Convinced that the great powers would let him do as he wished, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait on 2 August 1990. Without really seeking out a diplomatic solution, America, Great Britain and France agreed that Iraq was to be punished. The Gulf War (January – February 1991) was as rapid as it was devastating: a deluge of fire struck Iraq, razing its infrastructure to the ground. 100 000 soldiers and at least 60 000 civilians died. A twelve-year long embargo would follow, during which the Iraqi people would pay for their President's megalomania. Hundreds of thousands of children would die from malnutrition; Iraqi society would regress as the young found themselves in the grasp of rampant Islamisation. Far from having brought about Saddam Hussein's fall, the embargo had strengthened his regime.

Credits:

Director: Jean-Pierre Canet