Iraqi Women: Voices from Exile
This documentary film recounts the recent history of Iraq through the eyes and experiences of Iraqi women living in exile in Britain. It looks at the lives of women in Iraq both before Saddam Hussein came to power and in the years of repression under his regime.
The women featured include a doctor, guerilla fighter, teacher, theater director, actress, journalist, young mothers, civil servants and students. They talk about early struggles for women’s emancipation, about the growing totalitarianism of the Ba’ath regime, about relatives being abducted, about deportation and exile, prison and torture, about the Gulf War and the failed uprisings that followed it. Their experience has been of struggle, whether for their rights or simply for survival.