September 11, 2006 |
Documentarian Laura Poitras ("Flag Wars") made her latest film, "My Country, My Country," which opens Friday, to help her understand what she sees as the contradictions of the U.S. involvement in the Iraq war. "How do you talk about democracy and invade a country at the same time?" Poitras asks. Because she didn't have any contacts in Iraq, she e-mailed the U.S. military to request permission to film its non-combat nation-building work. When she was granted access, she went to Baghdad.