The Resource America at a crossroads, Gangs of Iraq, WETA Washington, D.C. ; produced by Marcela Gaviria ; written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith ; series producer, Leo Eaton, (videorecording)

America at a crossroads, Gangs of Iraq, WETA Washington, D.C. ; produced by Marcela Gaviria ; written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith ; series producer, Leo Eaton, (videorecording)

Label
America at a crossroads, Gangs of Iraq
Title
America at a crossroads
Title part
Gangs of Iraq
Statement of responsibility
WETA Washington, D.C. ; produced by Marcela Gaviria ; written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith ; series producer, Leo Eaton
Title variation
Gangs of Iraq
Contributor
Screenwriter
Producer
Reporter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Takes a hard look at the four-year effort by America and its allies to train Iraq's new army and police forces and make them capable of bringing security to the country. Follows U.S. advisory teams working with Iraqi forces during two months in the fall of 2006. Shows the obstacles faced by these U.S. soldiers and the challenges of ending the violence, torture, and murder on the Iraqi streets. Examines the history and events that led to the current sectarian crisis, why the Iraqi elections didn't curb escalating Shia-Sunni sectarianism, and how top Iraqi officials have downplayed or denied the growing sectarian militia forces
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Series producer, Leo Eaton
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.A44 2007
PerformerNote
Host: Robert MacNeil ; reporter, Martin Smith
Runtime
60
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
America at a crossroads, Gangs of Iraq, WETA Washington, D.C. ; produced by Marcela Gaviria ; written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith ; series producer, Leo Eaton, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of the television program America at a crossroads and as a special Frontline report in 2007
  • Special features include: discussion guide (PDF)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Introduction : powerless to stop the killing -- Standing up the Iraqi Forces : mixed results -- Cultivating a nationalist feeling -- Badr Corps infiltrate Iraqi government -- Shia police vs. Suni [i.e. Sunni] civilians -- Al Qaeda bombing in Samarra -- Iraqi Army better than its police? -- Changing US strategy
Control code
ocn123570267
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
ACRO604
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)123570267
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen format; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
America at a crossroads, Gangs of Iraq, WETA Washington, D.C. ; produced by Marcela Gaviria ; written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith ; series producer, Leo Eaton, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of the television program America at a crossroads and as a special Frontline report in 2007
  • Special features include: discussion guide (PDF)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Introduction : powerless to stop the killing -- Standing up the Iraqi Forces : mixed results -- Cultivating a nationalist feeling -- Badr Corps infiltrate Iraqi government -- Shia police vs. Suni [i.e. Sunni] civilians -- Al Qaeda bombing in Samarra -- Iraqi Army better than its police? -- Changing US strategy
Control code
ocn123570267
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
ACRO604
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)123570267
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen format; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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