DVD Press Release: Iraqi Women: An Interview With Nadje Al-Ali
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Wild Iris Media
An Interview With Nadje Al-Ali
March 17, 2008
Wild Iris Media is proud to present Iraqi Women: An Interview with Nadje Al-Ali, a discussion in depth about Iraqi society and Iraqi women that discusses the underlying causes of today's violent oppression of Iraqi women.
Based on a November 2007 interview with sociologist Nadje Al-Ali, author of the recent book Iraqi Women:Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present, this 44 minute DVD is an engaging and informative discussion of Iraqi history and culture, especially in regard to women, and is suitable for all audiences, including classroom use.
Iraqi Women is the story of the struggles of women, from the Iraqi Women's League of the 1960's to the fight for the protection of women's rights in the new Iraqi constitution.
Iraqi Women is the story of a society that was making tremendous progress in the 60's and 70's, a time of prosperity and a time when Iraqi women were the most liberated, educated and advanced in the entire region.
Iraqi Women is the story of a society ravaged by war, from the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, through the 1991 Gulf War, 13 years of sanctions to the 2003 invasion and occupation.
Iraqi Women is the story of the incredible courage of the women who still organize and fight for women's rights and for justice and peace in all of Iraqi society.
By telling the story of Iraqi Women, Nadje Al-Ali opens a window to understanding the complexities of Iraq and the effects of the US occupation. If you want to understand Iraq,
this DVD is a great place to start.
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Watch our website forinformation about theupcoming release of:Female Faces of War: a film exploring the effect ofthe Iraq War on American and Iraqi women.