Iraq Documentaries

Watch Iraq documentaries on RTD to learn more about life in the country ravaged by two major wars and the rise of Islamic State. RTD’s Iraq documentaries shine a light on the effect the conflicts have had on Iraqi society and families, as well as creating some acute environmental issues.

The ruins of Mosul's old city following intense fighting between the Iraqi army and Islamic State militants.
The ruins of Mosul's old city following intense fighting between the Iraqi army and Islamic State militants.

See how communities in the city of Mosul are trying to get back on track after liberation from Islamic State terrorists. Follow an Iraqi man’s quest to give orphaned and abandoned boys a second chance in his orphanage in Iraqi Safe House for Creativity.

The Mesopotamian Marshes are sometimes called Iraq's
The Mesopotamian Marshes are sometimes called Iraq's "Garden of Eden". The unique wetlands were drained by Saddam Hussein to punish rebellious Marsh Arabs living there. Following re-flooding of large portions, the marshes are drying out again.

Iraq documentaries show how traditional family bonds have changed over time through the story of one clan split by war and emigration. And learn about the severe water crisis in Basra, where thousands fall sick due to water poisoning, or extreme drought threatening the disappearance of the Mesopotamian Marshes.






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