Iraq: The Women’s Story

The invasion of Iraq heralded promises of freedom from tyranny and equal rights for the women of Iraq. But three years on, the reality of everyday life for women inside Iraq is a different story.

To make this film, two Iraqi women risk their lives to spend three months travelling all over the country with a camera to record the lives and experiences of women they meet.

Dispatches: Iraq: The Women’s Story provides a compelling account of a life inside Iraq that is rarely seen on news bulletins: stories of ordinary women whose struggle to survive has only worsened since the war.

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  1. i feel very sad for the people of Iraq fuck the americans they are full of it…

  2. Iraqi War Deaths: estimated body count 104 to 113,728


    Sadam Deaths: Some have estimated 800,000 deaths caused directly by Saddam–these not including the casualties from the Iran-Iraq war. You can find more information here:

    • The American occupation of Iraq was horrible and a waste of Iraq life. The result without the occupation would have been much much better life in iraq and LESS deaths.

  3. I found this documentary to be very insightful and touching. I think it is important for the world to see things from a woman’s point of view. What they feel, experience, and have to say is something you cannot get from the news. I might also mention that I am a Private First Class in the United States Army. I have always remember to keep an open mind. How would I feel if I had to switch places with these women? If I was the civilian and they were the soldier? I love my country, I am proud of the uniform I wear, and I honor my duties; but at the same time I believe we have to look at the whole picture in order to truly understand what is going on.

  4. The perspective from the Iraq women in this film allows us to see the war from their perspective.

    I have reconstructed these comments from a variety of those interviewed and put them into cohesive paragraphs.

    They ask, “Is this the democracy we asked for, our homes bombed, our husbands remanded in prison’s, or dead, our sons are gone, our children are terrified of the tanks and fifty percent of our population is unemployed”

    When asked when they expect help to rebuild by the Americans they say “Look around you, it has been three years since the end of the war, but the soldiers are still here shooting at us and no buildings are being rebuilt, there is no help”

    This is shameful and another example of “War for Oil”.