- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 28, 2003
Filmmaker Arthur Kent returns to the Southern Iraqi city in the aftermath of the war.
- A uniquely human look at the cost of dictatorship, war and occupation.
- Includes interviews with dozens of ordinary Iraqis and members of the occupying forces.
- Created by filmmaker Arthur Kent, whose 1998 film "A Wedding in Basra" was a nationwide success on PBS.
Called "the smiling face of Iraq," Basra has a long, storied history that sets it apart from the rest of the nation. But it is also the perfect laboratory for examining the effects of Saddam Hussein's long rule, the cost of the war to oust the dictator and the promise and peril of the ongoing Allied occupation.
Created by filmmaker Arthur Kent, who has worked extensively in Iraq, BACK TO BASRA puts a decidedly human face on the events that dominated headlines around the world for so long. Kent tracks down people he's known for over a decade to hear their stories of what life has been like and explore their hopes and fears for the future. From this compelling human perspective, Kent explores the harsh choices facing the people of both Iraq and America. In the troubled aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the testimony of ordinary civilians proves that the campaign to secure Iraq has only just begun.