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The Blood of My Brother: A Story of Death in Iraq

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Genre:Documentary
Release Date:June 30, 2006
Running time:84 minutes
Director:Andrew Berends
Producer:Andrew Berends
Distributor:Lifesize

Description: This is a story of the war in Iraq; the primary point of view is Iraqi--a family grieving at the tragic death of its eldest son. After years of hard work, Ra'ad, an Iraqi portrait photographer, has saved enough money to open his own shop. On the night of the opening, while volunteering to guard the ancient mosque in Kadhimiya, Ra'ad is shot and killed by an American patrol. Longing for revenge, Ra'ad's brother Ibrahim dreams of joining the Shia uprising against the American occupation. But as the only male left in the family, Ibrahim must take on the role of breadwinner. While some of his friends leave home to fight the Americans, Ibrahim attempts to continue his brother's business and provide for his mother and two sisters. Taking the viewer behind-the-scenes of the growing Shia insurgency with scenes of fighting and death on the streets of Sadr City and Najaf, the chronicle brings war-torn Iraq to life with intimate detail.

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