Iraq

Soundtrack to War

Soundtrack to War

Soundtrack to War showcases spontaneous music performances by a striking cast of the battle weary soldiers in Iraq. These unrehearsed performances are made more powerful by the backdrop of a destroyed city and the distraction of gunfire and explosions. From critically acclaimed filmmaker and artist, Australian George Gittoes, Soundtrack to War is a poignant and […]

The War Tapes

The War Tapes

Directed by Deborah Scranton, and produced by Robert May (The Fog of War) and Steve James (Hoop Dreams), THE WAR TAPES is Operation Iraqi Freedom as filmed by Sergeant Steve Pink, Sergeant Zack Bazzi, and Specialist Mark Moriarty. Steve is a wisecracking carpenter who aspires to be a writer. Zack is a Lebanese-American university student […]

Off to War

Off to War

So you’re, say, a turkey farmer in Clarksville, Arkansas. You sign up for the National Guard, thinking it’ll be a fairly cushy gig, a chance to make a little extra cash and hang out with your pals on the occasional weekend. Next thing you know, you’re on your way to Iraq, where it’s about as […]

Brothers at War

Brothers at War

The remarkable documentary Brothers at War begins with a simple premise: Jake Rademacher wants to understand the experience of his younger brothers Isaac and Joe, both serving in the American military in Iraq. What unfolds proves amazingly complex, fusing a troubled family history (another Rademacher brother died at home), wrenching interviews with wives and girlfriends […]

Combat Diary – The Marines of Lima Company

Combat Diary – The Marines of Lima Company

Combat Diary: Marines of Lima Company provides a firsthand account of life and death on the front lines of battle. Shot on home video cameras by the very soldiers who were part of the hardest hit combat unit of the Iraq War, this remarkable program weaves heart-pounding digital camera footage with revealing interviews following the […]

Gunner Palace

Gunner Palace

In this striking documentary shot in 2003, early on in the US-led war on Iraq, a group of American soldiers in Baghdad who have taken over a bombed-out palace that belonged to Uday Hussein, the son of Saddam Hussein, offer the camera a view on their world. While they party poolside for most of the […]

The Blood of My Brother

The Blood of My Brother

The Blood of My Brother shows the war in Iraq from the perspective of an Iraqi family grieving the loss of a son who was killed by an American patrol as he stood guard at a mosque. The subtle dynamic between grief and rage is eloquently explored by director Andrew Berends, while he extends the […]

Occupation: Dreamland

Occupation: Dreamland

Filmed in early 2004, director-editor Ian Olds’ documentary (for which he was given full access by the U.S. authorities) follows a group of soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division stationed in al-Falluja where their mission is to maintain the peace and root out insurgents, but their goal is simply to survive their tours of […]

Brothers in Arms: Basra

Brothers in Arms: Basra

Filmmakers travelled to the arid desert of Basra to join British forces on the ground. They watched as our 4000-strong Army rapidly diminished over the course of March to the end of May this year.  Extraordinary stories of soldiers become real as they speak openly about the the ordeals, trials and emotional stress they endure […]

Life and Death in the Warzone

Life and Death in the Warzone

Medical personnel more accustomed to treating patients than handling weapons prepare to head to Iraq. The 21st CSH (“cash”), or Combat Support Hospital, sets up a full-service mobile hospital at an airbase in Balad, northwest of Baghdad. The first patients, both American and Iraqi soldiers, are treated for battle wounds. With their own health-care system […]

Alpha Company: Iraq Diary

Alpha Company: Iraq Diary

Alpha Company: Iraq Diary, was shot during the summer of 2005, filmmaker Gordon Forbes spent three months embedded with the U.S. Marines 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion during their deployment to the Sunni Triangle in Iraq. He documented the daily grind and struggles of the men in Alpha Company as they fought the War on Terror, thousands […]

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

This pioneering film illuminates the extraordinary experiences of American servicemen and women through their own powerful stories. Based on the acclaimed NEA-sponsored book of the same name, this eloquent and moving (Entertainment Weekly) film offers a profound look at the lives of those serving in America s armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Distinguished actors […]

Private Warriors

Private Warriors

Frontline returns to Iraq, this time to embed with Halliburton/KBR to take a hard look at private contractors like Blackwater, Aegis, Erinys and Custer Battles, who play an increasingly critical role in running U.S. military supply lines, providing armed protection and operating U.S. military bases. 2005 production. Buy Private Warriors – CLICK HERE

The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier follows the journeys of five combat veterans from different generations of American wars as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their minds about what it means to be a good soldier. “An astounding film ‘The Good Soldier’ should be mandatory viewing for every President and member of Congress who […]

Lioness

Lioness

U.S. policy forbids women from serving in military units whose primary objective is direct ground combat. So how did a group of female support soldiers end up fighting alongside Marines in some of the most violent counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq War? Powerful and provocative, Lioness traces the stories of five female support soldiers who […]

Soldiers of Conscience

Soldiers of Conscience

Every soldier wrestles with his conscience over killing. Although most decide to kill, some refuse. Made with official permission from the U.S. Army, Soldiers of Conscience reveals that far more soldiers decide not to kill than we might expect. Narrated by Emmy® winner Peter Coyote, Soldiers of Conscience profiles eight American soldiers: four who decide […]

Fallujah Cut

Fallujah Cut

This is a short documentary of the battle of Fallujah.  I dont know the origin of this but it is definately worth watching.  Thanks to Robbie Wright for this excellent upload.                

Combat Diary Fallujah

Combat Diary Fallujah

Correspondent Nick Watt embedded with Marines of Kilo 3/5 in the battle of Fallujah.                  

Fight for Fallujah

Fight for Fallujah

Fight for Fallujah chronicles the intense 2004 insurgent attacks and military operations in Fallujah, which defined a new era of military engagement in Iraq.This special begins by profiling the height of the conflict, when insurgents assailed four private contractors, and then examines the subsequent U.S.and British operations that sought to regain control of the city.   […]

A Company of Soldiers

A Company of Soldiers

Over 30 days and 26 missions, the story of the men of Dog Company -the Army’s 1-8 Cavalry Regiment is stationed in South Baghdad on the bank of the Tigris River. The final battle for Iraq is won or lost in places like this and by soldiers like these.

Shadow Company

Shadow Company

Thousands of private soldiers operate in Iraq alone… and many more around the world. These individuals, known as private security contractors, are changing the face of modern warfare everyday while their world has remained mystery to those at home. Shadow Company is the groundbreaking investigative feature-length documentary that seeks out and reveals the origins and […]

Bad Voodoo’s War

Bad Voodoo’s War

In June 2007, as the American military surge reached its peak, a band of National Guard infantrymen who call themselves The Bad Voodoo Platoon was deployed to Iraq. To capture a first-person account of the new realities of war in Iraq director Deborah Scranton supplied cameras to the soldiers so they could tell the story […]

The Soldier’s Heart

The Soldier’s Heart

The military teaches soldiers how to fight, how to kill, how to survive.  But who teaches them how to live with themselves?  Examining an under reported story of the Iraq War:  The psychological cost on those who fought it.  

The Wounded Platoon

The Wounded Platoon

The Wounded Platoon tells the dark tale of the modern-day ‘Band of Brothers’, and how the war followed them home. It is a story of heroism, grief, combat, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder, and a shocking portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of American soldiers. Buy The Wounded […]

This is War: Memories of Iraq

This is War: Memories of Iraq

This is War is a video diary about the experiences of an Oregon National Guard battalion sent to Iraq for a year in 2004. This Is War is divided into short chapters that bring home multiple aspects of a difficult and dangerous mission. Beginning with the troops emotionally preparing for a half-year’s combat training and […]

The Surge: The Untold Story

The Surge: The Untold Story

The Surge: the Untold Story is the only documentary of its kind offering audiences a look into the real story of the Surge in Iraq, as told by top U.S. military commanders. These never-before-seen interviews move beyond Washington politics to tell the ground truth of a failing mission transformed into one of the most successful […]

The Insurgency

The Insurgency

The Insurgency looks inside the kidnappings, suicide bombers, beheadings, and roadside bombs that make up the Iraqi insurgency, a challenge to the most highly trained and best-equipped military in the world. Through interviews and never-before-seen footage featuring insurgent leaders and their foot soldiers, U.S. military personnel and journalists, this report, The Insurgency, investigates the people […]

Secret Iraq – Insurgency

Secret Iraq – Insurgency

Filmed on the ground in Iraq, Secret Iraq is a landmark two-part documentary series that sheds new light on the dramatic story of Iraq after the fall of Saddam. The series has gained access to Iraqi insurgents, American and British soldiers, generals, diplomats and spies, who recount their experiences of an Iraq that often bore […]

Battle for Najaf

Battle for Najaf

French language documentary on the 2004 Battle of Najaf  between the Mahdi Army and US occupation forces in the war on Iraq. This journalist was the only one embedded with the resistance during the battle.

In Their Boots: The Way of the Warrior

In Their Boots: The Way of the Warrior

Marine Special Forces veteran, Rudy Reyes, fights to overcome the personal demons that led him to the military where he was trained to carry out special wartime missions that compound his torment.      

Perfect Valor

Perfect Valor

In 2004, coalition forces in Iraq launched Operation Phantom Fury, the battle for control of Fallujah. American troops fought through a city of enemy insurgents, moving house to house and street to street to seize control of the most dangerous city in the world. Perfect Valor is the story of the price paid by U.S. […]

The War at Home

The War at Home

For The War at Home, students of Norwich University interviewed veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and explored issues soldiers face upon returning to civilian life. Students made the film to help veterans process their experiences, to give insight to those preparing to deploy and their families and to inform the general public […]

Andy McNab’s Tour of Duty

A serving soldier in the British Army for 17 years, nine of which were spent in the SAS, hes seen action in the Middle and Far East, South and Central America and Northern Ireland. Now he uses his legendary experience and expertise to bring ITV4 viewers the truth about life in a war. An incredible […]

Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Between Iraq and a Hard Place

 A moving Documentary about the effects of the Iraq War on our young men and women.  A tribute to the honor, courage and commitment of the troops of the United States of America. Compiled from hundreds of hours of footage shot in Iraq by the Marines featured in this film. Learn what makes them tick. […]

Inside Iraq The Untold Stories

Inside Iraq The Untold Stories

Join me as I travel Iraq discovering the untold stories about the lives of the Iraqi people and the US soldiers. As a freelance filmmaker, I will take you on a unique personal journey uncovering stories that go beyond the headlines and politics. Tour a children’s landmine hospital Visit remote villages with medical aid workers […]

Redacted

Redacted

A montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq conflict, focusing on the modern forms of media covering the war.   Click here to buy Film

The Surge: The Whole Story

The Surge: The Whole Story

In 2007, the situation in Iraq was desperate and required a new strategy…the Surge. THE SURGE: THE WHOLE STORY is a definitive account from those who were there, including interviews with every senior military officer and official who participated in the Surge. Click here to buy film

Uncovered – The Whole Truth About the Iraq War

Uncovered – The Whole Truth About the Iraq War

George Orwell once warned that “in universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” That being so, we are all called to become revolutionary truth-tellers and Robert Greenwald leads the way. “Uncovered,” by exposing the rot at the roots of political power in Washington, has created a document of the most profound patriotism. In […]

History Channel’s The Iraq War

History Channel’s The Iraq War

THE HISTORY CHANNEL examines the key military and political decisions that have determined the course of the Iraq war, from President Bush s Axis of Evil declaration through negotiation, invasion, Mission Accomplished, and beyond. Experts analyze the design of the war plan and the new technology used in combat, such as the F-117 Nighthawk stealth […]

Iraq In Fragments

Iraq In Fragments

An opus in three parts, Iraq In Fragments offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the […]

My War Diary: Boots in the Sand

My War Diary: Boots in the Sand

  Synopsis: Personal videos from the frontlines of Iraq depict: an Army sergeant’s response to a fatal attack; a cycling enthusiast taking his bike into a war zone; a roadside bomb marring the re-opening of a school; and a sniper describing a deadly mission.       Click here to buy this film

“Obama’s War” Frontline Season 28, Ep. 1

“Obama’s War”  Frontline Season 28, Ep. 1

Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander, and armed with a counter-insurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can U.S. forces succeed in a land long known as the “graveyard of empires?”     Download this film    

CNN Presents – War in Iraq – The Road to Baghdad

CNN Presents – War in Iraq – The Road to Baghdad

This documentary follows the ground invasion of the Iraq war and looks at the reasons for entering the conflict.  With mixed reviews some love it and some hate it but you have to see for yourself.  Did CNN do a fair job of reporting what was really going on, or did they take a political […]

Iraq Raw: The Tuttle Tapes

Iraq Raw: The Tuttle Tapes

Synopsis: Raw, crude, unfiltered and never- before-seen footage of the War in Iraq! Directed by: MVD Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes Captions and Subtitles: Details Studio: MVD Entertainment   Download this film

Off to War – From Rural Arkansas to Iraq

Off to War – From Rural Arkansas to Iraq

From the farms and fields of Arkansas to the deadly streets of Baghdad, Off To War tracks the citizen soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard as they came face to face with the horrors of war. Never before has a unit of soldiers been followed from the beginning to the end of their deployment at […]

Heavy Metal in Baghdad

Heavy Metal in Baghdad

Heavy Metal in Baghdad is a documentary feature film that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda (Latin for a deadly black scorpion native to Iraq) from the fall of Saddam Hussein to their escape from Iraq. The band members – Firas (bass), Tony (lead guitar), Marwan (drums) and Faisal (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) […]

Saddam Hussein & The Nerve Gas Atrocity

Saddam Hussein & The Nerve Gas Atrocity

On March 16th 1988 thousands of innocent civilians in the Kurdish city of Halabja faced a hellish death. The man responsible for this unspeakable horror was the notorious Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. In this sobering documentary MAN MOMENT MACHINE investigates the pivotal circumstances and series of events that led up to Hussein’s horrifying chemical weapons […]

Frontline: Bush’s War

Frontline: Bush’s War

Bush Administration: 9/11 and Al Qaeda, Afghanistan and Iraq, WMD and the Insurgency, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Fallujah and the Surge. For six years, FRONTLINE has been revealing those stories in meticulous detail, and the political dramas played out at the highest levels. Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga will unfold […]

9/11 – The Filmmakers’ Commemorative Edition

9/11 – The Filmmakers’ Commemorative Edition

Originally broadcast on CBS in March 2002, 9/11 is an extraordinary record of that fateful day in New York City. This one-of-a-kind documentary was originally conceived as a portrait of 21-year-old Tony Benetatos, a firefighter trainee at Manhattan’s Duane Street firehouse, located seven blocks from the World Trade Center. By the time filming was finished, […]

Eyewitness War

Eyewitness War

Eyewitness War is a series that follows the men and women of the Army, Navy, Drug Enforcement Administration, Coast Guard and other forces as they deal with battles, drug trafficking and explosives. Their footage. Their words. Their war. See them ready to face whatever hell awaits around every corner – from screeching bullets to IEDs […]

National Geographic: Inside Shock and Awe

National Geographic: Inside Shock and Awe

This documentary from 2005 takes you into the besieged city of Baghdad with the soldiers assigned to Shock and Awe, the mission that launched Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003. Using weapons such as Tomahawk cruise missiles, B-2 stealth bombers, F-117 fighters and precision-guided bombs, Americans had hoped to surprise the reigning government so that […]

National Geographic: Iraq’s Guns for Hire

National Geographic: Iraq’s Guns for Hire

This installment of “National Geographic Explorer” follows the actions of private security firms in Iraq. Willingly thrusting themselves into perilous situations, these workers tempt fate to earn a few hundred dollars a day. (Netflix) Click here to buy

The Surge (2007)

The Surge (2007)

        “Gen. David Petraeus and other military leaders explain how in 2007, with the conflict in Iraq spiraling out of control, President George W. Bush sent five additional brigades to the country’s most turbulent areas in an effort to restore order.” (Netflix)   To buy, Click here

Body of War (2007)

Body of War (2007)

“Body of War, a film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to several standing ovations and acclaim.  It won Best Documentary from the prestigious National Board of Review and was nominated for Best Documentary from Producer’s Guild of America. Body of War was short-listed for an Oscar nomination […]

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)

“Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.  Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of […]

Searching for Steele (2013)

Searching for Steele (2013)

“A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, […]

Baghdad ER

Baghdad ER

Emmy(R)-winning filmmaker Jon Alpert (HBO’s ‘One Year in a Life of Crime’) looks at life and death at the 86th Combat Support Hospital–the U.S. Army’s premier medical facility in Iraq.  It shows the Iraq war from the perspective of a military hospital in Baghdad and by that, illustrates what war really means. It has some […]

Along Recovery

Along Recovery

An Iraq War Veteran chronicles the two year recovery of four US soldiers evacuated from combat with traumatic brain injuries. Along Recovery is a powerful and intimate documentary portrait of the signature wound of Afghanistan and Iraq. Click here to buy the film