BBC - Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq (2018)

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BBC - Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq (2018)

BBC - Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2762 Kbps | 2x~58min | 2.35 GiB
Audio: English AAC 123 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Fifteen years after the 2003 invasion ex soldier Adnan Sarwar returns to Iraq to discover the people and country behind the headlines.
Episode 1
Adnan Sarwar arrived in Iraq in 2003 as a 24-year-old soldier with the British army. He initially viewed his mission as liberating the country's people from Saddam Hussein, but when parts of the population turned against the allied forces, Adnan's life was changed forever by an ambush which killed one of his friends in the army. He saw first-hand how driving Saddam from power led to more violence and ultimately the creation of Isis. Now, with Isis gone, Adnan is returning to Iraq to discover the country afresh, beyond the headlines and wars to meet everyday people rebuilding their lives. Travelling the length of the country from the snowy mountains in the north, he visits oil-rich territories still contested by different factions in the country, cities which bore the brunt of Isis's reign of terror and the allied bombing raids against them, the country's capital Baghdad and finally the southern marshes and deserts where he served with the army. Along the way he makes friends, comes face-to-face with old enemies and asks if the country can ever escape its cycle of violence.

Episode 2
Episode two sees Adnan travelling in a pilgrim minibus to Iraq's number one tourist attraction - the Holy Shrines of Kerbala. Around 14 million visitors from 60 different countries came here in 2017 for the Shia pilgrimage - Arbaeen - five times as many as attend the Hajj in Mecca, making it one of the largest gatherings anywhere on earth. Adnan joins 8,000 pilgrims at the Mosque of Imam Husayan - Shia's holiest shrine - and something new to him as he was brought up a Sunni Muslim. Near to the shrine, Adnan visits Madinat Al Sayed Al Awsiya, one of three 'visitor cities' built to house the pilgrims - 11 more are under construction. It is a $70m complex of restaurants, sleeping halls, and apartments offering free food and accommodation for less well-off visitors as well as more lavish spaces to satisfy wealthier pilgrims.

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Duration : 58 min 55 s
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BBC - Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq (2018)

BBC - Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq (2018)

BBC - Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq (2018)

BBC - Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq (2018)