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Season 19, Episode 13 My Country, My Country

First Aired: October 24, 2006

Featured: Laura Poitras's engrossing “My Country, My Country,” which documents the months leading up to Iraq's January 2005 elections through the eyes of a Sunni doctor in Baghdad, who decides to run for Baghdad's provincial council. Included: He leads a visit to Abu Ghraib prison; meets with the Americans to voice his objections to the fighting in Fallujah; helps someone whose son is being held for ransom by militants. Also: the Iraqi Islamic Party's election boycott.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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