Guide to the International Monitor Institute. Middle East videotapes, 1991-2008


The non-profit agency International Monitor Institute (IMI) operated between 1993 and 2003, primarily to assist international war-crimes tribunals by collecting, indexing and organizing visual evidence of violations of international human rights law. The International Monitor Institute Records, Middle East Videotapes span the dates 1991-2008, and comprise audiovisual materials related to IMI's documentation of contemporary conflicts and human rights violations in the Middle East, including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon. The collection includes footage regarding the Iranian revolution, the Kurdish genocide in Iraq and refugee populations in Lebanon, chemical warfare, the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the war on terror, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also included is a Department of Air Force Series covering Operation Provide Comfort. Documentaries and news segments make up the bulk of material in this collection; news segments are predominantly from CNN, Frontline, Fox News, and Al Jazeera.

Collection Details

Collection Number
International Monitor Institute. Middle East videotapes
International Monitor Institute
108 Linear Feet, 720 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Pashtu, Persian

Collection Overview

The International Monitor Institute Records, Middle East Videotapes span the dates 1991-2008, and comprise audiovisual materials related to IMI's documentation of contemporary conflicts and human rights violations in the Middle East, including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon. The bulk of these audiovisual materials are comprised of documentaries and news reports that cover the political climates, histories, and governmental structures of Middle-Eastern states, especially Iraq and Iran. Much of this material documents Saddam Hussein's Kurdish Genocide (al-Anfal) and his campaign against the Marsh Arabs, activities of the Iraqi secret police, and the experience of Kurdish refugees in camps such as Azerbaijani. Material also documents humanitarian relief for Kurdish refugees, including the activities of the United States military in Operation Provide Comfort. Other documentary material explores state torture and state-sponsored terrorism in Iraq, including chemical attacks and the genetic effects of chemical weapons on the population. Records further document various political and military institutions, including the Kurdistan Workers' Party (KPP), Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), as well as the activity of various international organizations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International. Several documentaries examine events leading up to the Gulf War and its aftermath, the war in Beirut, the lives of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, and rights conflicts regarding Palestinians living in Israel. Videotapes further document the Iranian revolution and post-revolution, and the fall of the Shah. The bulk of news reports were produced by CNN, Fox, Frontline, and Al-Jazeera. Coverage focuses on the September 11, 2011 attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as material on the war on terror, Osama bin Laden and Al Queda training camps. The following tapes were not transferred to the Rubenstein Library and descriptions of these tapes has been omitted from this finding aid: ME048, ME054-ME057, ME059-ME067, ME070-ME071, ME073-ME074, ME102-ME103, ME112, ME204-ME206, ME291, ME350, ME417, ME1074.Further organizational material on the Middle East can be found in the International Monitor Institute Records, also at the Rubenstein Library.

Acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Middle East videotapes, circa 1991-2008

80 boxes

Further organizational material on the Middle East can be found in the International Monitor Institute Organizational Records, also at the Rubenstein Library.

Frontline: Saddam's Killing Fields [1992 Mar. 31]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:58:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Frontline
  • Original Credits: Correspondent: Hodding Carter. Frontline Producer: Robin Parmalee
  • Introduction: Interview of Kanan Makiya by Hodding Carter and his experience in Northern Iraq and his story, scenes of Saddam Hussein, raw footage of invasion of Kuwait. Main Part of tape is the American version/screening of documentary made by Northern Iraq by Gwynne Roberts and Kanan Makiya.
  • See record ME017 Part 1.
  • One year after the fateful Kurdish uprising, Frontline charts dissident Iraqi writer Kanan Makiya's secret return to Iraq to investigate rumors of an official extermination program aimed at the Kurds, this is called the Anfal. Makiya travels from town to town, sifting through documents, audiotapes, and video footage kept for years by the Iraqi secret police and captured by the Kurds in the uprising. The records detail the horrifying scale of the Iraqi state's routine surveillance, torture, and murder.
Box 328 and 336
Video-cassette ME001
Frontline: The Gulf War
(NTSC VHS [TRT:4:00:00] (Box 316: 2 copies; Box 336: 1 original))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Co-production by Frontline/BBC
  • Original Credits: Producer for Frontline: Ben Loeterman. Producer for BBC: Eammon Mathews
  • Three part documentary that reconstructs the events leading up to the war, the war itself, and its aftermath. First hand accounts from major American players in the war, Generals Schwarzkopf and Powell, President Bush and other world leaders, Brent Scrowcroft, Middle East Advisor Richard Haass, Margaret Thatcher, Gorbachev, Moshe Arens, Iraqi soldiers, many American advisors and policy people, General Calvin Waller, General John Leide, General Buster Glossen, Robert Gates, Bernard Trainor, Tom Ricks (author of The Generals), General Walter Boomer, Waf iq Sammarai, General Chuck Horner, Colonel David Baker.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME002
ICA Iraqi Civilian Aid - News Reports and Interviews with Dr. Shahristani, 1994 Jan. and Feb.
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:22:40] (2 copies))
  • Language: English/Arabic
  • Producer: Various
  • Original Credits: Reporter: Lyse Doucet
  • Sky News Report, John Cookson reporter, report on the destruction of the Marsh Shiite's ecology by flooding the marshes leading to repression/genocide by Saddam's government, interviews with Dr. Hussein Shahrastani, human rights campaigner, 1994 Jan. 27, 2:15.
  • BBC News, draining homes of Marsh Shiites, controlled flooding, draining marshes, campaign for the creation of safe havens in the south, campaign to publicize this situation, Lyse Doucet Reporter, 1994 Feb. 1.
  • Channel 4 News report on altering Marsh environment, refugees from rising water, caused by Iraqi government, Kent Barker reporter, 1994 Feb. 8.
  • MSC Network, Ismail al-Amin reporter, report in Arabic, interview with Dr. Shahrastani.
  • Raw footage of flooding in Southern Iraq, 1994 Feb. 1; reports above seem to be taken from this documentation/footage.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME003
Viewpoint '93-Saddam's Killing Fields: Part 1, Lament of the South; Part 2, Massacre in the Marshes; Part 3, Crimes Against Humanity
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:53:34] (2 copies))
  • Language: English
  • Viewpoint '93, ITV Production, Michael Wood writer/reporter, Hawaiza Marsh, Iran/Iraq Border
  • Part 1: Aftermath of failed uprising, persecution of Shiites post-Gulf War, destruction of Karbala, Najaf, comparisons with Kurdish situation, interview with Dr. Ahmed Chalabi, President, Iraqi National Congress opposition party, interviews with Iraqis, interview with Laurie Mylroie, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, complicity of US troops, Schwarzkopf.
  • Part 2: Anfal Massacre, scenes of torture of Kurdish civilians, Ali Hassan al-Madjid, Saddam's cousin's plan for repression/genocide, interview with Wilfred Thesiger, author of The Marsh Arabs, poisoning of the water by Iraqi troops, Max van der Stoel, UN Human Rights Special Reporter: Iraq.
  • Part 3: Thaer al-Hadairi, Executive Director, Documentation Centre for Human Rights in Iraq, based in Tehran, documentation of government plan to drain marshes, Kenneth Timmerman, Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs, US Congress, duplicity of US, German companies breaking sanctions to sell equipment to Iraq, Douglas Hogg, MP, Minister of State, situation in Hawaiza Marsh.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME004
UNHCR-Refugees in Azerbaijan
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:10:35] (2 copies))
  • Footage of women and children speaking Turkish-Azerbaijani, discussing their experiences as refugees; also footage of children in classrooms and in apartments. Aid workers talking about the situation of refugees from the conflict in Azerbaijan and Armenia during the early 1990's.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME005
UNHCR-Iraq Winter Shelter Program
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:09:10] (2 copies))
  • Language: Japanese/English
  • Producer: UNHCR
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) footage of Iraq winter shelter program for Kurdish refugees, with shots of the Japanese head of UNHCR Ogata. Footage of air drops to Kurdish refugees and the situation of Kurdish refugees following the exodus after the Uprisings following the Gulf War. Voice over in Japanese with some English and Kurdish in the background. Footage of destroyed villages and the role of the UNHCR in taking care of the Kurdish refugees in preparation for the coming winter with shots of rebuilding homes, etc. and the supplies of building materials and the Kurdish desire to rebuild and return to their homes following the crisis. Footage of winter conditions in Kurdish northern Iraq.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME006
UNHCR-Kurdish Exodus
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:06:45] (2 copies))
  • Language: Scandinavian?
  • Producer: UNHCR
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) footage - Kurdish refugees, situation of children on Iraq/Iran border, connected with the previous tape. Footage of the refugee situation, and shots of people pleading to the Western aid workers to help them during the crisis and statements by the Japanese head of UNHCR Ogata on how they can help the situation. Some air footage of the destroyed villages and some overviews of Suleimaniyya and footage of Ogata meeting with the Iranians about the refugee situation, more over head footage of the camps and Ogata touring the camps. Also some footage of Ogata meeting with the Turkish president.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME007
UNHCR: Returnees in Iderat (Afghanistan)
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:09:45] (2 copies))
  • Language: Pashtu/Persian
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) footage documents the situation in Herat and the changes in the city following the return of Afghan returnees to Herat and other areas, and the basket weaving and other projects developed by the UN to help the economy and work of women in Afghanistan in the early 1990's. Interviews with various United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees aid workers and footage of the refugee camps and the city, as well as footage of classrooms, including the education of women and girls. Footage of mine clearing activities in Iran and discussion of returnees in 1992, as well as 1993-1994 in relation to attempts to plant crops and use canals where mines have been planted. Interviews with returnees.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME008
The Lost Tribes
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:48:35] (2 copies))
  • Language: Pashtu/English
  • Producer: Oxford Ethnographic Films in association with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Original Credits: Narrated by James Mason. Produced and Directed by Andre Singer
  • Documentary on the plight of Afghan refugees in Pakistan fleeing from the war with the Soviet Union. In 1984 this group was the largest refugee population in the world. Interviews with children as well as families of refugees. Also includes footage of the bureaucratic processes involved with settlement of the refugees and the translation of their conversations. Analysis of one family and their journey in terms of the tribal relations and the help that the other Pushtun families extend to one another. Interviews also with the women of the family and how they miss their homes and the conditions that they are forced to live under in exile as refugees.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME009
Raw Footage with Emma Nicholson, MP on Marsh Arabs of Southern Iraq
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:44:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: Arabic/English
  • Producer: Raw footage for BBC
  • Raw footage of marshes, interviews with marsh Arabs concerning the bombings of the marshes by Saddam Hussein and his regime and the situation in the marshes at the present time, translated into English; interviews with Emma Nicholson during her visit to the marsh Arabs and their making statements about how they need to push Saddam back out of the area and create a safe haven for Iraq; they are in the safe haven of Iran, footage of wounded men.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME010
Iraq Foundation: News Report
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:02:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: Arabic
  • News report of torture and beatings in people's homes, scenes of men in hospital and hand amputation.
Box 316 and 336
Video-cassette ME011
Part I-RAF Air Footage of Iraqi Marsh Fires, Part II-Documentary on Palestinian Collaborator and Israeli recruiter
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:45:00])
  • Producer: Israel Goldvicht, October Films co-production for BBC Television. Taped off of BBC Television 2
  • Part I: In vicinity of N 31 20 00 E 047 00 00, 1995 Jul. 11 and within 10km of N 31 21 00 E 047 05 00, 1995 Aug. 7.
  • Part II: Story of Palestinians collaborating with the Israeli army, documentary in English, interview with Political Scientist Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawad on motives of collaborators, Meir Cohen, Israeli intelligence, recruiter of collaborators.
  • Narrator: Edward Stourton, Producer: Israel Goldvicht, Director: Nick Read.
Box 316
Video-cassette ME012
Saddam's Latest War-A Commentary by Michael Wood
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:56:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Writer/Presenter: Michael Wood. Producer: Rebecca Dobbs, Stephan Reverand. Director: Christopher Jeans
  • Remade Version of ME004 for American Television of documentary film made by Michael Wood about the situation of the Shiites and Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq following the Gulf War. Included is additional interview with Martin Indyk, U.S. Policy Advisor on the Middle East, on prosecuting Saddam Hussein for war crimes and the issue of safe havens for Southern Iraq and sanctions for Iraq.
  • Same documentary as ME04; see synopsis 04.
Box 316 and 337
Video-cassette ME013
60 Minutes: What is Saddam Hiding? [1997 Nov. 23]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:13:30] (2 copies))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: CBS
  • Original Credits: Produced by Leslie Cockburn.
  • Interview with General Wafiq Sammarahi, detailing the efforts of Saddam's regime to conceal the making of chemical and biological weapons. Sammarahi is a defector from the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Box 316 and 337
Video-cassette ME014
Save Iraq's Children and International Criminal Court: The Challenge of Enforcing Human Rights Law
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
  • Original Credits: JusticeVision. 1425 W. 12th St., #262. Los Angeles, CA 90015. 213-747-6345
  • Save Iraq's Children: A Rally to End the U.S./UN Embargo Against Iraq with Ramsey Clark, Kathy Kelly, Gloria La Riva, Michael Shehadeh and Rev. James Lawson, LA, CA, 1998 Mar. 7 [02:07:00].
  • M.L. King Interfaith Celebration excerpt with Jesse Jackson, Blenda Wilson, and Steve Allen. Beth Hillel, Burbank, CA, 1998 Jan. 19 [01:05:00].
  • Ward Valley Walking Tour, 1997 Apr. 25 [00:51:00].
  • An International Criminal Court: The Challenge of Enforcing Human Rights Law with U.S. Ambassador for War Crimes David Scheffer, Happy Mutesi, Richard Dicker, Elizabeth Farr and Edwin M. Smith, LA, 1998 Feb. 26 [02:03:00].
Box 337
Video-cassette ME015
Dispatches - Saddam's Secret Time-Bomb [1998 Feb. 23]
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:42:00] (4 copies))
  • Producer: Roberts and Wykeham Films. For Channel Four BBC
  • Original Credits: Reporter: Gwynne Roberts. Producer: Sadie Wykeham. Director: John Williams.
  • Report on Halabja ten years after and the UN cover up of Western countries that supplied Saddam with chemical weapons, Professor Christine Gosdin, Liverpool University, geneticist, to study long term effects on civilians, Dr. Fouad Baban in Suleimaniyya, attack on Halabja March 1988, includes archival footage of dead during attack, footage of skin diseases and nerve diseases caused by chemical attacks, proving long term nerve damage from chemical weapons, also cancers caused by chemical, investigation of links to Gulf War syndrome, mass graves poisoning the water tables and the land, miscarriages caused by genetic damage effecting future generations 10 years after, shell casings found in Halabja from Russia, the components from European countries, UN keeping lists secret, interview with Rolf Ekeus denying UN complicity.
Box 316, 321, 334 and 337
Video-cassette ME016
Part 1: The Road Back to Hell, Part 2: Dispatches - Kurdistan: A Dream Betrayed, Part 3: Dispatches- Winds of Death
(PAL VHS [TRT:2:00:00] (Box 317: 3 copies; Box 334: 1 original))
  • Producer: All 3: Roberts and Wykeham Films for BBC TV
  • Original Credits: Par 1: Reporter: Kanan Makiya. Producer: Sadie Wykeham. Filmed and Directed: Gwynne Roberts. Part 2: Reporter: Gwynne Roberts. Producer: Sadie Wykeham. Filmed and Directed: Gwynne Roberts. Part 3: Producer: Sadie Wykeham. Written and Directed: Gwynne Roberts
  • Part 1: Writer Kanan Makiya, Iranian opposition figure and his trip back to Iraq, searching for documentary paperwork on Saddam's human rights abuses, documentation captured by Kurdish forces in the North of Iraq, scenes of torture, public executions, with archival footage of chemical attacks on Iraqi Kurds, the Anfal, systematic attempt to destroy the Kurds in Northern Iraq, Ali Hassan al-Majid, cousin of Saddam, 1992.
  • Par 2: Documentary of the aftermath of liberation of Iraqi Kurdistan after the end of the Gulf War, return of an exiled Kurd to his homeland, and the situation in the brief period of Kurdish control of northern Iraq, including footage of Halabja. The counterattack of Saddam's troops in 1991 Mar. after the end of Gulf War and recapture of Kirkuk and other Kurdish areas, 1991.
  • Part 3: Winds of Death - Search for evidence of gas attacks against Kurds by Iraqi army in 1988 Aug., after the cease fire in the war against Iran. Interviews at refugee camps in Iran with Kurdish refugees and victims of gas attacks, description of suffering by gas victims, including Massoud Barzani, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leader, and other guerrillas testifying to use of poison gas by Saddam, also includes Iranian footage of gas attack on Halabja and only shots of nerve gas attacks, collection of contaminated soil as evidence, Physicians for Human Rights, and Peter Galbraith, researcher on gas attacks by Iraq by Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1988.
Box 317 and 334
Video-cassette ME017
Dispatches: The Saudi Tapes [1997 Feb. 2]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:42:00] (3 copies))
  • Producer: Gwynne Roberts
  • Original Credits: Dispatches-Channel 4 BBC television program
  • Reporter Gwynne Roberts goes undercover in Saudi Arabia reporting on the opposition in Saudi Arabia and the story of poverty not know in outside world. Interview with Osama Bin Laden, vows to overthrow the Saudi ruling party, also impact of American presence and influence on the Saudi opposition.
Box 317 and 334
Video-cassette ME018
Doh Padshaheh, Yek Noshet (Two Kings: One Destiny)
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:21:00] (3 copies))
  • Language: Persian
  • Producer: Jaam-E-Jam Productions
  • Documentary on Iran late nineteenth century and up to World War II, a lot of archival footage and old photographs, from Qajar times, children's education and work, 1911 revolution, division of Iran by England and Russia, discovery of oil in Iran, influence of Russian revolution, coronation of Reza Shah, change of name to Iran, modernization, visit to Turkey of Reza Shah, no veil policy for women, European education systems.
Box 317 and 334
Video-cassette ME019
Az Qajar ta Khomeini (From the Qajars to Khomeini) -
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:00:00] (3 copies))
  • Language: Persian
  • Producer: Jaam-E-Jam Productions of BBC original
  • Persian Version of The Last Shah (see also ME50).
  • Reworking of BBC Documentary on the Shah of Iran, produced and directed by Tim Kirby, narrated by Ben Kingsley.
  • Farhang Farahi Introduction.
  • Narrated in Persian by news anchor in style of news report.
  • Documentary on Twentieth Century in Iran, history of the Reza family, all main events of Iranian twentieth century history, coup d'etat of Mossadegh era of 1954, student demonstrations, democracy movements, coronation of Pahlavi Shah., torture of prisoners under rule of Shah, footage of Carter visit to Iran, and the revolution.
  • A lot of archival footage, including some of Nasr ad-Din Shah and Reza Shah and other historical photos.
Box 317 and 334
Video-cassette ME020
Shahan-e Pahlavi (The Pahlavi Shahs)
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:54:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Unknown
  • Fawning documentary from 1960's.
  • Composed of voice overs by Shah and archival footage of Shah driving his Oldsmobile around Tehran, a modern king in an ancient country, water skiing, footage of everyday life in Shah's family, footage of Isfahan, ancient Persian heritage, Persepolis, peasant culture, archival photographs of father Reza Shah, Qajar kings, archival footage of WWII, with Stalin, Churchill, White Revolution.
Box 317 and 335
Video-cassette ME021
Mahakemeh Goulsorki and Daneshian, Muhakameh Saraneh Hezbeh Toudeh (Trials of Golsorki and Daneshian, Trials of Heads of Tudeh Party)
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:32:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: Persian/English
  • Producer: Iran Post Revolution Ministry of Culture?
  • Original Credits: credits cut at end
  • Khosrow Goulesorki, 1972 Feb. 16.
  • Kerramat Danneshian, 1972 Feb. 16.
  • Televised trial of Golsorkhi and Daneshian, Trial of the Heads of the Tudeh Party, speeches in court by Goulesorki and Danneshian denouncing Shah's power structure in court intercut with various images of Iran, archival footage from Mossadegh becoming Prime Minister and his speech nationalizing oil industry, Mullahs explaining their participation in nationalization of oil industry, striking workers talking about the Savak and putting down strikers and other violence against strikers, scenes of tortured men, psychological torture, interview with Jesse James Leaf, Chief Iranian Analyst CIA 1968-1973, described US use of Shah, and coup of 1953, scenes of mourners after Abadan Theater fire, implementation of martial law Sept. 1978, testimony of family members killed by troops in demonstrations, speeches of students who took over American embassy in 1979, return of Khomeini from exile, speech by Khomeini and Bakhtiar.
Box 317 and 335
Video-cassette ME022
Vaqiyeh Mohimeh Tarikheh Iran (Important Moments of the History of Iran
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:42:04] (3 copies))
  • Language: Persian/English
  • Part 1: Aroos-e Iran (The Marriage of Iran)
  • Archival footage: Marriage of the Shah (in Persian) [00:14:00].
  • Part 2: A Prince is Born
  • The Iranian Fine Arts Institute Production
  • A Prince is Born: Archival footage of the time of the birth of the Shah's son and the celebration orchestrated, with English voiceover [00:07:00].
  • Part 3: State Visit to France
  • State Secretariat for Fine Arts Presents State Visit to France of Their Imperial Majesties the Shahinshah and the Empress, archival footage of Shah's state visit to France, including bits of speeches, in the 1960's sometime, with English voiceover [00:20:00].
  • Part 4: Iran: A Revolution Betrayed
  • Documentary on fall of Shah and step by step analysis of events of revolution, incorporating, raw footage of 1978 demonstrations and aftermath shot by Ehsan Aidid, history of Shah's rule, including archival footage of coronation and other main events of his rule, reports of human rights abuses, torture, build up of opposition to rule, footage of mass demonstrations, meeting, Carter speech in 1978 supporting Shah, government counter-offensive against demonstrations, Khomeini role and statements, demonstrations in Qom, boycott of shops, 1978 Mar., Tabriz, Mashad, footage of demonstrations, chants, martial law, Black Friday, 1978 Sep., situation of dual power, structure of provisional government, footage of street fighting, executions of old regime,attacks on Kurds by Islamic regime, intimidation of press, takeover of embassy, Khalkhali, mass executions, torture, archival footage of "Islamic" trial, in English [01:00:00].
Box 317 and 335
Video-cassette ME023
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:19:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: Persian
  • Raw footage smuggled out of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1991 Dec., documenting the use of stoning as public execution in Iran, contains raw footage of stoning in prisons.
Box 317 and 336
Video-cassette ME024
1-UNSCOM 210 - 2-ITN World News Report
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:06:30] (2 copies))
  • Language: English
  • 1. 1998 May-June regular inspection. Sampling of mustard filled 155mm artillery munitions which had been found in April 1998 at a storage site in central Iraq. The tape contains scenes of sampling of mustard from the munitions. The mustard is found to be more than 90% pure, contrary to Iraq's assertion. Also emergency destruction of leaking 122mm rockets found in the course of same inspection, film shows destruction of 400 or so rockets.
  • 2. ITN World News -Iraq Secret weapons program, illegal long-range weapons equipment, Rolf Ekeus, UN Chief Weapons Inspector, 1995 Dec. 22.
Box 317 and 336
Video-cassette ME025
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:27:00] (2 copies))
  • United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) footage, raw footage dated 1991 Oct. 26.
  • Khamisiyya, Iraq and Bunker #73, remains of 122mm rockets, open storage area, leaked 122mm CW rockets, search for buried rockets, excavation of buried rockets, decontamination procedures, destruction of rockets in Iraqi desert, canisters of chemicals, one segment identified as Nasariyah Rockets 122mm, rockets leaking chemical agents, men in field inspecting rocket sites, performing experiments, 1991 Oct. 27.
Box 317 and 336
Video-cassette ME026
UNSCOM 210, May/June 1998
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:34:00] (2 copies))
  • Raw footage of rockets lying in the Iraqi desert, people doing experiments, Geiger counters, etc., scenes of explosions, blowing up the rockets, men in chemical protection gear doing experiments, inspections of sites in the desert, tractors digging up shells in desert.
Box 317 and 337
Video-cassette ME027
UNSCOM excavation in Nibai, Iraq
(NTSC Beta [TRT:1:10:00] (2 copies))
  • Raw footage of United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) Weapons Inspector interviewed by various reporters about methods of this particular mission, describing types of weapons and methods of disabling the weapons, the a tour of the sites in the desert of Iraq where the weapons are being found and destroyed, explanation of geosensoring surveys to discover special metals in the grounds, and footage of excavations.
Box 317 and 337
Video-cassette ME028
UNSCOM Tape #1-Iraq
(NTSC Beta [TRT:1:20:00] (2 copies))
  • Raw footage of United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) headquarters in Iraq, interior of a factory, investigators at work in factory, inspections of missiles, destruction by explosion, one shot dated July 6, 1994 of interior factory, inspections in desert of war damage, inspections of drums suspected of containing chemicals, UN ambassador Rolf Ekeus meeting with Iraqis, Tareq Aziz, concerning holding of UN inspectors, arguments with Iraqis concerning the completion of inspections and detention of UN inspectors, one section dated 1991 Sep. 24.
Box 317 and 337
Video-cassette ME029
Unscom Tape #2-Iraq
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:42:00] (2 copies))
  • Raw footage of divers pulling rockets and other pieces of weaponry out of the river, some footage dated 1995 Dec. 18, footage of Antonov 124-100 supply plane unloading, setting up video monitoring systems, inspections of sites in the desert of partially destroyed weapons components and equipment, confrontation between Iraqis and inspectors, attempting to prevent them from video taping inspections, footage of destruction of Iraqi warheads.
Box 321 and 337
Video-cassette ME030
Children of the Cradle
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:30:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Medicine for Peace. International Relief Association
  • Original Credits: Directed by Dr. William Lipera. Written by Dr. Michael Viola and Kathleen Crane Viola. Narrated by Martin Sheen
  • A Medicine for Peace Presentation
  • Documentary on the effect of sanctions against Iraq, and UN Resolution 986 on the Iraqi population. In particular the effect of lack of medical supplies on the children of Iraq and the onset of serious diseases and lack of effort to prevent or treat these diseases. Includes footage of the Gulf War and destruction inside Iraq. The film documents a visit to Iraq by the group Medicine for Peace, led by Dr. Michael Viola, Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital. Documents the destruction of Iraq by American attacks during the Gulf War. Interview with Richard Reid, UNICEF, Joseph Thomas M.D., Dr. William Lipera, Stony Brook University Hospital, Dr. Rafah Salam, Iraqi doctor. The film is based on trip in 1991 June and Dec. and 1992 Jan and Apr.
Box 321 and 337
Video-cassette ME031
Guclukonak 'Ta Ne Oldu? (What Happened at Guclukonak?)
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:13:30] (2 copies))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Active Video 1998
  • Original Credits: Narrator: Sanar Yurdatapan
  • Documentary by Peace Activists in Turkey concerning 1996 Jan. 15 massacre of villagers in Guclukonak, Turkey in Turkish Kurdistan, suspected of being carried out by Turkish military including statements of spokesman for Turkish chief of staff, and villager's statements with archival footage, Yasar Kamal, Orhan Pamuk, writers. A detailed explanation of circumstances surrounding the massacre and attempts by military. Hosted and narrated by Sanar Yurdatapan, composer.
Box 321 and 337
Video-cassette ME032
60 Minutes: An American Dilemma
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:14:45] (2 copies))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: CBS
  • Original Credits: Anchor: Ed Bradley. Produced by John Hamlin
  • Special on the treatment of the Kurds by Turkey, archival footage of post-Gulf War Iraqi Kurdistan, and report on torture and killing of Kurds in Turkey, interviews with William Schultz, Executive Director of Amnesty International, Republican Congressman John Porter, Oner Oyman, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister, and Ocalan, Kurdish rebel leader, also the question of US aid to Turkey.
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Video-cassette ME033
World In Action: The Young Turks
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:25:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: The World In Action British TV production-Granada Television Production for ITV
  • Original Credits: Producer: Janice Finch
  • Torture and murder of young Turks and especially children in Turkish police stations, interviews with Sylvia and Lindsay Feest, tourist, Abdullah Salman, young Turkish boy who tells story of his torture, electric shock, Dr. Onder Ozkalipci, Turkish Human Rights Medical Foundation, Dr. Fusun Sayek, President, Turkish Medical Association, Nurhan Varli, Former Turksih Policer Officer, 1971-1994, describes secret torture chambers in Turkish police stations, Kadir Arikan, Human Rights Assocation Mebsir, Mahir Goktas, child tortured by Turkish police, Sabri Ergul, MP, Ozdem Sanberk, Turkish Ambassador, Pauline Green Mep, Socialist Group Leader, European Parliament, Done Talun, tortured child, Cemile Talun, mother, Ender Buyukculha, Human Rights Association Ankara, Yusuf Dalda, Head of National Central Bureau, Turkish Police, Imam Karakoyun, father of child murdered at the hands of Turkish Police.
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Video-cassette ME034
Part 1: Amnesty International - "Turkey Prison of Fear," Part 2: Amnesty International- "Erin Keskin Case"
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:20:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Amnesty International
  • Part 1: Documentary of the torture by Turkish police of journalists and other citizens, archival footage of beatings and brutality by police, death of journalist Mehten Gurktapeh, Mensura Erdukan's torture by police, child Dona Talun, Kurdish civilians.
  • Part 2: Documentary on the disappearance of people who oppose the government in Turkey, the case of Erin Keskin, woman who spoke out for a peaceful outcome of Kurdish problem, footage of courtroom scenes, killing of Kurdish civilians in Southwest Turkey, description of killings by family.
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Video-cassette ME035
Leyla Zana For The Nobel Peace Prize
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:11:00] (2 copies))
  • Documentary on the killing of Kurdish civilians by the Turks and the Turkish army, denial of their basic human rights, Senator Edward Kennedy speaking in support, Representative John Porter speaking in support, Representative Bob Filner speaking on behalf of Leyla Zana MP, first Kurdish woman member, Representative Frank Pallone, Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos-Hurta, elected MP jailed for political treason for speaking out for Kurdish human rights, Elie Wiesel, Elena Bonner, Representative Brad Sherman, Representative Elizabeth Furse.
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Video-cassette ME036
The Iraq Campaign 1991: A Television History In Color
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:19:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Phil Patiris Modern Television.
  • Original Credits: Designed and Edited by Phil Patiris. Phil Patiris Modern Television. 922 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110. 415-826-1534
  • Deconstruction of television images of Iraq war interspersed with footage from films, highlighting media nature of war in a rather comic manner.
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Video-cassette ME037
USS Nimitz in Preparation for Iran Mission, Evening Light-Tape 1
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:17:56] (2 copies))
  • Producer: US Navy Series. ID#DNBAF820255
  • Location: USS Nimitz, CVN 68, Indian Ocean, 1980 Apr. 20-24
  • Covers pre-flight activities involving USN RH-53D helicopters prior to the Iran Rescue Mission. Transfer of a USN RH-53D from hangar deck to flight deck is shown, covers activities aboard USS Nimitz, CVN 68 prior to Iranian rescue mission. Shows RH-53Ds on hangar deck, with Marines walking guard. RH-53Ds being pushed onto elevator and hoisted to flight deck.  RH-53Ds in pre-mission paint running up engines on flight deck; includes scene of Captain John Batzler, USS NIMITZ, Commanding Officer pinning eagles on newly promoted captain.
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Video-cassette ME038
24th Marine Amphibious Unit In Lebanon-Tape 6
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:23:16])
  • Producer: US Marine Corps, Series. ID#DMBAF840808
  • U.S. Marine Corps, 24th MAU in Lebenon, Beirut, from Camp Lejeune, Morehead City, 1983 Oct.
  • Tape 6 shows wreckage of headquarters, one week following terrorist attack of Oct. 23, showing cleanup work in progress, across ruins of 24th MAU building, with bulldozer cleaning debris in foreground, marines stacking sandbags on pallet, various shots, marines stringing barbed tape concertina roll around post, various shots, of sign "TRANS MEDITERRANEAN AIRLINES - CIVIL AVIATION - 43RD BATTALION LEBANESE ARMY - 24TH MAU," with men stacking sandbags beside it, during U.S. Marine Corps birthday party, Nov. 10, showing officers shaking hands, then color guard marching to right past troop formation in foreground, old gate and marines standing guard on airport road, sandbagged shower stalls and position atop building, various shots, marines washing down jeep and trailer, various shots, photographer snapping pictures of plastic flowers placed in front of devastated headquarters building, various shots of flowers in front of ruins.
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Video-cassette ME039
Kuwait-Bringing Back the Sun: Al-Awda Project
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:28:00] (Box 321: 1 copy; Box 417: 1 original))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Thayer Walker Productions and Bechtel Public Relations
  • Original Credits: Information Department. Kuwait Oil Company (K.S.C.). P.O. Box 9758 Ahmadi. 61008 State of Kuwait
  • Documentary produced by Kuwait about the environmental disaster caused by Iraq after the Gulf War, burning the Kuwaiti oil fields, and the international effort to put out the fires. Also includes information on mine clearing in the desert around Kuwait.
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Video-cassette ME040
The Oil Lakes [1993 Jan. 1]
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:22:00] (Box 321: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Producer: Kuwait Television in collaboration with Information Department, Kuwait Oil Co.
  • Original Credits: Directed by Yousef Mohammad
  • Documentary film showing the environmental damage inflicted on Kuwait by the oil fires and the formation of oil lakes as a result of flow of oil from the wells in Kuwait after the Gulf War. Shows environmental efforts in containing fires and environmental dangers.
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Video-cassette ME041
Tehran Morals Police
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:10:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Amateur footage/video clips from the streets of Tehran, Iran concerning the morals police who harass women about the clothes they are wearing.
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Video-cassette ME042
Al-Muzahirat al-Nisa'iyya: Koweit, 1995 Aug. 8
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:17:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Anti-Saddam demonstration in Kuwait dated 1995 Aug. 8.
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Video-cassette ME043
Iranian Prisoners of War in Iraq
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:00:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 412: 2 originals))
  • Language: Persian/English
  • Original Credits: Source Info: 5585 Reseda Blvd. Suite 103. Tarzana, CA 91356 U.S.A. Tel (818) 881-4881 or (818) 881-9881. Fax (818) 881-3443
  • Documentary in Persian about the fate of Iranian prisoners who have decided to fight against the Iranian regime after having been taking prisoner in Iraq. The film also concerns exiles who live in Iraq to fight against the regime.
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Video-cassette ME044
Chemical Attack on Halabja
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:00:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Producer: Iranian Television
  • Original Credits: Source Info:. 5585 Reseda Blvd. Suite 103. Tarzana, CA 91356 U.S.A. Tel (818) 881-4881 or (818) 881-9881. Fax (818) 881-3443
  • Documentary film with Persian voiceover and some English subtitles made by an Iranian film crew of the attack on Halabja. Film starts out with shots that seem to be of the town and it's people before the attack and subsequent shots of the dead villagers, children, etc., people shown dead inside their cars, on the streets, people shown with effects of the chemical weapons on their bodies, refugees fleeing the city in the mountains.
  • See also ME80.
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Video-cassette ME045
Kuwait Women's Protest
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:28:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Original Credits: Human Rights Alliance-Washington D.C.
  • Shots of Kuwait in the immediate aftermath of the invasion by Iraq dated 1990 Aug. 8. And shots of a women's protest taking by amateur photographers in the wake of the invasion.
  • Very poor quality.
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Video-cassette ME046
Kurdistan Solidarity
(NTSC VHS [TRT:2:00:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Kurdistan Solidarity
  • Original Credits: Human Rights Alliance. Kurdistan Solidarity
  • One original, one working copy, two Beta copies.
  • Poor quality.
  • Video documenting the work of the Swedish organization Kurdistan Solidarity. Description of the work of the organization to rebuild and aid the forcefully displaced Kurds. Includes interviews with villagers, footage of refugees, burials, destroyed villages. This includes hospital work, land mine clearing, encouraging Kurdish people to work collectively and help themselves. Also, working to rebuild 34 complete villages, shots of injured children screaming and work on mine clearing, includes statements by Kurdish villagers in Kurdish about Kurdistan Solidarity. Shots of children in schools and teachers making statements in Kurdish about the organization and asking questions of teachers and children, statements by villagers, men and women in Kurdish, about the work of Kurdistan Solidarity. Shots of UN personnel digging up landmines in Kurdistan and blowing them up.
  • Discusses the role of Kurdistan Solidarity, a relief organization whose purpose is to coordinate emergency relief but then to work on various charitable projects for Kurdistan. In particular, with the goal of creating sustainable development and rebuilding 34 villages destroyed during the Anfal. The work is carried out by villagers under supervision of a builder.
  • The video starts out with images of daily life in Kurdistan and the efforts of the organization to serve the poor people in Kurdistan. Includes images of wounded children in hospital and work on clearing landmines around villages and agricultural environments. Many interviews with Kurds about the situation in Kurdistan, in schools, in villages, in the rural areas, with children, with old men and women, with peshmerga. Later in the film there is footage of mine clearers at work trying to clear the area of mines as well as interviews with people at work clearing mines and villagers in the area.
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Video-cassette ME047
BBC Report on Southern Iraq, interview with Emma Nicholson, MP
([TRT:0:05:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: BBC
  • News report on Iraq's attacks on marsh Shiite Arabs, interview with Emma Nicholson, Conservative MP, founder of Amar Appeal.
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Video-cassette ME049
The Last Shah
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:00:00])
  • Language: English
  • Producer: BBC
  • Original Credits: Produced/Directed: Tim Kirby. Narrated by Ben Kingsley
  • BBC Documentary on the Shah of Iran, produced and directed by Tim Kirby, narrated by Ben Kingsley, some overdubs in Persian.
  • Documentary on Twentieth Century in Iran, history of the Reza family and the last Shah, all main events of Iranian twentieth century history, coup d'etat of Mossadegh era of 1954, student demonstrations, democracy movements, coronation of Pahlavi Shah. Material about torture of prisoners under rule of Shah, footage of Carter visit to Iran, and the revolution.
  • A lot of archival footage, including some of Nasr ad-Din Shah and Reza Shah and other historical photos.
  • See also ME20.
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Video-cassette ME050
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer - The Kurds: In Search of History
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:56:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Language: English
  • Original Credits: 1998 Jan. 15
  • Kurdish part from 00:42:00 to 00:55:00.
  • Short history of Kurds in Turkey and Iraq and then a review of a new photo book on the Kurds, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, by Susan Meiselas, on recovery of Kurdish past, 19th century photos, and Kurdish books, interview with Susan Meiselas.
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Video-cassette ME051
Bad Saba
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:00:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Original Credits: Source Info:. 5585 Reseda Blvd. Suite 103. Tarzana, CA 91356 U.S.A. Tel (818) 881-4881 or (818) 881-9881. Fax (818) 881-3443
  • Documentary film about nomads in Iran, very poor quality, washed out.
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Video-cassette ME052
IMPACT: High Noon In Baghdad - Episodes (The Inspectors' Story, Confirmation, Confrontation, End Game) [1998 Mar. 1]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:44:00] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 417: 1 original))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: CNN Impact/Time Magazine
  • Original Credits: Co-Host: Bernard Shaw, Stephen Frazier. Reporter: Kathy Slobogin
  • The inside stories of the history of UN Weapons Inspection in Iraq after the Gulf War from the point of view of the UN inspectors. Interviews with Scott Ritter, UN Weapons Inspector and Tariq Aziz, General Amer Rasheed, Charles Duelfer, United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), Gabriel Kraatz-Wadsack, UNSCOM inspector, also investigations into the use of chemical testing on humans.
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Video-cassette ME053
Operation Provide Comfort-Tape 4
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:58:40] (1 copy; 1 original))
  • Producer: Department of the Air Force-Series. ID#F3258VTC910574
  • Original Credits: From Defense Visual Information Center at March Air Force Base (DIVAC).
  • Covers humanitarian relief given to Kurdish refugees by US Joint Services Task Force and Coalition forces. Shows Kurdish camps and towns in the mountains along the Iraqi - Turkish border with Joint Task Forces (JTF) organizing camps, distributing food; giving medical care; and patrolling area to protect Kurds from Iraqi soldiers. Coverage of US and coalition forces assistance to Kurdish refugees who fled to the mountains along the Iraqi-Turkish border. Notes: Tapes 1 through 10 contains 553:23 unedited documentation and Tapes 11 through 14 contains 198:55 edited clips.
  • Tape 4 Shows Kurdish refugee camp Yekmal; refugees loading possessions into trucks and climbing in (leaving to return to Iran); interview with Maj Rick Helfer (USA) explaining responsibilities and situation at this camp; and Combat Control Team (CCT) activity. Includes troop re-deployment, troops loading baggage onto pallets and forklift loading pallets onto C-130E and troops boarding; reenlistment ceremony in front of Saddam Hussein`s summer palace at Sarseng, Iraq; then 36th CES posing for pictures. Also shows Psychological Operations personnel patrolling through small towns in HMMWV interacting with children and giving maps of food distribution points to men, AAVS photographer and British Commandos in some scenes; and church food distribution point.
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Video-cassette ME058
Operation Provide Comfort-Tape 14
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:26:18])
  • Producer: Department of the Air Force-Series. ID#F3258VTC910574
  • Original Credits: From Defense Visual Information Center at March Air Force Base (DIVAC)
  • Covers humanitarian relief given to Kurdish refugees by US Joint Services Task Force and Coalition forces. Shows Kurdish camps and towns in the mountains along the Iraqi - Turkish border with Joint Task Forces (JTF) organizing camps, distributing food; giving medical care; and patrolling area to protect Kurds from Iraqi soldiers. Coverage of US and coalition forces assistance to Kurdish refugees who fled to the mountains along the Iraqi-Turkish border. Note: Tapes 1 through 10 contains 553:23 unedited documentation and Tapes 11 through 14 contains 198:55 edited clips.
  • Tape 14 shows clips show medical care for babies; convoy; JTF personnel celebrate 4th of July with raft race on Tigris river, barbecue and fireworks; loading of heavy equipment aboard the "Meroandia Tradu II" at Iskenderun; Psychological Operations personnel working with Kurdish children; Prime Beef team at Silopi; General Colin Powell at briefing. Also shows interviews with personnel describing their mission and experiences, including UN Representative John Tillman.
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Video-cassette ME068
Operation Provide Comfort-Tape 17
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:51:48])
  • Producer: Department of the Air Force-Series. ID#F3258VTC910574
  • Original Credits: From Defense Visual Information Center at March Air Force Base (DIVAC)
  • Covers humanitarian relief given to Kurdish refugees by US Joint Services Task Force and Coalition forces. Shows Kurdish camps and towns in the mountains along the Iraqi - Turkish border with Joint Task Forces (JTF) organizing camps, distributing food; giving medical care; and patrolling area to protect Kurds from Iraqi soldiers. Coverage of US and coalition forces assistance to Kurdish refugees who fled to the mountains along the Iraqi-Turkish border. Note: Tapes 1 through 10 contains 553:23 unedited documentation and Tapes 11 through 14 contains 198:55 edited clips.
  • Tape 17 shows Seabees unloading equipment with forklift in Zakhu, Iraq on 1991 Apr. 29. Interviews with individual Seabees; troops with field packs walking through field; USMC CH-46Es onloading pallets of cartons of bottles water and supplies then lifting off; AVs of base, tent city, city, river, road, mountains, palace; Kurdish refugee camps in mountains of Northern Iraq and Turkey on 1991 May 1; Joint Task Force groups meeting; USA medics giving measles inoculations to children; and interview with Sergeant Avery (USA) medical coordinator.
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Video-cassette ME069
60 Minutes: Halabja: Ten Years After [1998 Mar. 1]
(NTSC Beta [TRT:0:13:13] (Box 356: 1 copy; Box 417: 1 original))
  • Producer: 60 Minutes CBS
  • Original Credits: Reporter: Ed Bradley. Producer: Jeanne Solomon Langley
  • Ed Bradley interview with Dr. Christine Gosdin who travelled to Halabja, Iraq with a British camera crew (see tape 016) ten years after the poison gas attack on Halabja by Saddam Hussein to measure long term effects of poison gas on population. Footage of the aftermath of the attack on the town and the scant attention paid to the situation in Iraq, and the effects of chemical weapons on humans. Footage of the town and the little building that has gone on since the attack in 1988 Mar., little or no reconstruction has gone on since then. She discusses the details of what chemicals Saddam used in his attacks. Footage also includes the effects on the nerves of the civilian population ten years later and the pleas by the local population.
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Video-cassette ME072
Iran Behind the Veil
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:50:00] (Box 348: 1 copy; Box 411: 1 original))
  • Producer: Unknown Producer. No Credits?
  • Original Credits: Reporter and Host: Mary Alice Williams
  • Network TV (provenance unknown) documentary about the Islamic revolution in Iran, a lot of raw footage, of Khomeini, Mansour Farhang, former Ambassador to the UN, the inner workings of Khomeini's theocracy, history of Iran, the Shah and the revolution, Daniel Pipes interview.
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Video-cassette ME075
The Mock War Crimes Trial of Saddam Hussein (Vol. 1)
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:59:00] (1 original))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: American Bar Association: Section of International Law and Practice
  • Original Credits: News Footage Courtesy CNN. Edit Facilities Courtesy Troika Productions. Edited for Presentation By Jack Niesi. Came to us from the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC CAM)
  • Mock up of potential war crime trial of Saddam Hussein.
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Video-cassette ME076
Sorrow and Anticipation and a Little Hope
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:28:00] (Box 348: 1 copy; Box 411: 1 original))
  • Language: Persian
  • Producer: Produced by the Committee for Humanitarian Assistance to Iranian Refugees (CHAIR), 1996 May
  • Original Credits: With English Subtitles. Videotaped and Edited by: Maryam Namazie. Collaborators: Ramesh Ahmadi and Keyvan Javid
  • Documentary about the plight of Iranian refugees, fleeing the Islamic Republic, in Turkey. Statements by refugees and their families about the problems of living in Turkey and the unfilled promises of Turks and other international relief organizations, particularly harsh criticism of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Also some history of the plight of Iranian refugees and statements of political prisoners who escaped the Islamic Republic.
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Video-cassette ME077
Outtakes From Michael Wood Documentaries-Tape 1
(PAL VHS [TRT:2:30:00] (Box 348: 2 copies; Box 411: 1 original))
  • Tape on two working copies.
  • Outtakes from Michael Wood documentary on the Marsh Arabs in Southern Iraq and the situation under Saddam Hussein after the Gulf War (see ME record 004 for completed documentary), includes interview with an Iraqi political prisoner, outtakes of scenes with Thaer al-Hadairi in Tehran, shots of villages in the marshes of southern Iraq, interviews with Iraqi villagers in Southern Iraq.
  • Plus other miscellaneous stuff, Falklands war, human rights stuff.
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Video-cassette ME078
Outtakes From Michael Wood Documentaries- Tape 2
(PAL VHS [TRT:3:00:00] (Box 348: 2 copies; Box 411: 1 original))
  • Tape on two working copies.
  • Outtakes of Michael Wood trip to Southern Iraq, interviews with villagers, scenes of refugee settlements and shots of the marshes in Southern Iraq.
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Video-cassette ME079
Chemical Attack on Halabja
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:30:00])
  • Language: Persian/English
  • Producer: Iranian TV
  • Same as ME45
  • Raw footage from the aftermath of the gas attack by Saddam's forces on the northern Iraqi town of Halabja. Shot by Iranian news crews, with scenes of the bombed out town and dead civilians with some commentary and interviews of residents in Persian and some English translation.
  • Halabja.
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Video-cassette ME080
Marshes of Southern Iraq during the Uprising
(PAL VHS [TRT:1:10:00] (Box 348: 1 copy; Box 411: 1 original))
  • Language: Arabic/English
  • Some dates 1992 Jul.
  • Raw footage of unknown provenance taken in the marsh region of southern Iraq during and after the rebellion of the region against Saddam at the end of the Gulf War, in 1992, footage dated 1992 Jul. on camera occasionally, some of the footage of poor quality. Footage with British voice over of shots of Iraqi army positions and refugees during and after the Uprising following the Gulf War. Interviews and translations of rebels, of civilians involved in the uprising. Also includes radio broadcasts of calls for help from people under attack in the marshes by Iraqi attacks. Also includes shots of hospitals and refugees.
  • 00:02:40 - Footage in Arabic, needs translation; you can hear the voice over of the cameraman in Arabic describing the scene. Includes footage of craters and other burned out villages and settlements and interviews with villagers and women and children along the marshes.
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Video-cassette ME081
Iraq Video
(PAL VHS [TRT:1:37:00](Box 348: 3 copies; Box 411: 1 original))
  • Language: Arabic
  • Producer: Unknown
  • Raw footage of the Arab uprising in southern Iraq after the Gulf war some dates showing 1991 Mar. 10-11 with Arabic voiceover of conflict in Iraq, shots of people fighting in Basra and Najaf, war in the south, the Gulf War, some interviews with Saddam, stock footage of early Iraqi scenes and of Faisal part of some sort of documentary on the history of Iraq and colonialism, and interviews with Iraqi's who claim they were tortured, shots of people hanging in public squares,
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Video-cassette ME082
Marsh Arab Clipreel / Iraq Marshes-A Good Reason for Sanctions? Mar. 1995 -
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:34:00] (Box 348: 1 copy; Box 411: 1 original))
  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • Part A-Clipreel
  • 00:01:00 Baghdad household goods market (more and more Iraqi's sell possessions to survive amid rocketing inflation).
  • 00:02:11 Basra-children's hospital.
  • 00:05:17 Interview: Dr. Bashar Jamil.
  • 00:05:50 Gulf War destruction in Basra.
  • 00:06:20 Saddam's portrait painter.
  • 00:07:07 Black and white footage of Iraqis helicopters bombing Kurds in 1988 when chemical attacks against Kurds were widespread.
  • 00:07:50 Iraqis execute Kurds.
  • 00:08:04 Norma Johnson, Amnesty International.
  • 00:08:30 Marsh Arabs, Shiites, in boat in Marshes.
  • 00:08:50 Dr. Sahib al-Hakim-Iraqi Human Rights Association.
  • 00:09:12 Royal Air Force (RAF) aerial footage of Saddam's water diversion canals, river siphons and dams on the river Euphrates in order to drain the Southern Iraqi marshes.
  • 00:14:28 Food being handed out to Marsh Arab refugees.
  • 00:16:18 Demonstration on Iranian border by Marsh Arabs
  • 00:16:45 A speech from the spiritual leader of the marsh arabs Ayatollah Hakim.
  • 00:18:13 Night attack on Iraqi military camp by Marsh Arabs.
  • 00:19:18 Dead Iraqi soldiers and aftermath of November 1994 Marsh Arab attack on Iraqi military camp.
  • 00:22:18 Marsh Arabs sing victory songs after attack.
  • 00:23:14 Refugee camp on Iranian border.
  • 00:23:56 Boat arrives at refugee camp with new arrivals from inside the marshes.
  • 00:24:24 Iraqi soldiers beat Marsh arab prisoners.
  • 00:25:35 Dr. Ahmed Bayati-spokesman for Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) (Iraqi Marsh Arab Fighters).
  • Iraq Marshes-A Good Reason for Sanctions? 1995 Mar.
  • 00:26:20 Short Journeyman documentary using same clips from above, with narration, evidence of Iraqi military campaign against the marsh arabs, collected by Sahib al-Hakim.
  • 00:28:35 Shots of boy in hospital injured.
  • 00:30:50 Shots of woman mourning body wrapped in shroud.
  • 00:31:03 Dried out marsh shots.
  • 00:32:22 More dried out marshes.
  • 00:32:43 Shots of executed men.
  • Synopses from Journeyman.
  • We offer a look into Iraq's Southern Marshes. Living an ancient life style the Marsh Arabs are a unique race. They're fighting for autonomy from Baghdad. Iraqi rulers have historically accepted the isolation of the Marsh Arabs but not Sadaam Hussein. He is determined to bring them into line. Apart from daily bombardments his army has nearly completed a vast engineering project to drain the marshes. It will allow easy access for his forces. Unique British Royal Air force film shows the engineering work to divert the Euphrates river. Recent footage from inside the marshes depicts the increasingly difficult battles they face. On the Iranian border thousands of refugees have fled the attacks and live in makeshift camps. Other strong footage of Iraqi human rights abuses. The rushes footage also includes Iraqi soldiers ill-treating Marsh Arab prisoners, life inside the Marshes and refugee camps, a children's hospital in Baghdad, Iraqi citizens selling their household goods in Baghdad as they try to survive under the sanctions and footage from Basra - the nearest Iraqi controlled city to the Marshes. Interviews with Marsh Arab organizations and European representatives of Marsh Arab rebels.
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Video-cassette ME083
Iraq-The Fall of Duhok
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:14:53] (Box 348: 1 copy; Box 411: 1 original))
  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • Working copy on same tape as ME083 and ME085.
  • Working copy starts at 00:36:56.
  • The Kurdish people of the city of Dohuk have seen little peace. This feature records their desperate hunt for shelter from the merciless Iraqi regime after the failure of the 1991 Kurdish rebellion. After the Gulf War, when Saddam Hussein's regime was at it's lowest ebb, the Kurdish people rose up. The war-weary Iraqis simply packed their bags and left and the jubilant Kurds destroyed all signs of the regime. They produce macabre Iraqi security Police documents ordering the elimination of 95 percent of 'unfriendly' demonstrators with the other five percent to be interrogated. Iraqi retaliation came swiftly. They shelled Dahok and soon hospital wards were full of bloodied faces of children caught by shrapnel. The city's people fled into the mountains leaving everything they owned, as Iraqi helicopters, which US president George Bush promised would never attack, swooped down. The Kurds were stopped from crossing into Turkey and were forced to march 60km to a remote mountain pass where they camped, waiting for a change in their tragic fortunes.
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Video-cassette ME084
A New Kurdish Crisis (Iraqi, Turkish, Iranian Kurds)
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:25:00])
  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • Working copy on same tape as ME083 and ME084.
  • Working copy starts at 00:50:37.
  • A new Kurdish war. Ferocious battles have broken out between Turkish and Iraqi Kurds. Iraqi Kurds, in cooperation with the Turks, have taken up arms against their Kurdish brethren, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerilla army. Now the PKK guerrillas, about 10,000 of them, are caught between the Turks and Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.
  • When Iraq's Kurds won their freedom from Saddam Hussein their victory inspired Turkey and Iran's 12 million Kurds to fight harder than ever for their own freedom. This summer the PKK caused havoc in South East Turkey, plunging vast areas into all out war. The PKK have been using Northern Iraq to train and camp their fighters, helping them vastly with the logistics of their war.
  • Now Turkey, by threatening to close their border with Iraq, has forced the Peshmerga to join in battle against the PKK guerrillas. The PKK in turn have also threatened to close all routes into Iraq, asking the humanitarian relief which Iraqi Kurds need to get through the winter. Tension in Southern Turkey is at an all time high with daily battles, towns on strike, and resentment bubbling. This feature covers the mountain battles, the position of the Iraqi Kurds and the tension in Southeast Asia.
  • Iranian Kurdish Democratic Party fighting in Iraq and hiding fleeing Iranian shelling, film of infiltrators into the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) of Iran, caught by the Kurds and some confessions.
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Video-cassette ME085
Tides of War
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:52:00] (Box 348: 2 copies; Box 411: 1 original))
  • Producer: Michael McKinnon
  • Original Credits: McKinnon Films Production for the National Geographical Society. Produced and Directed by Michael McKinnon. Narrated by Richard Kiley
  • "Tides of War" presents the rich and varied marine life of the Gulf, the delicate beauty of the desert and with the outbreak of war, follows the escalating catastrophe from the first oil slick to the capping of the last burning oil well.
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Frontline: The Survival of Saddam [2000 Jan. 25]
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  • Producer: WGBH
  • Original Credits: Producer and Director: Greg Barker
  • Documentary on the survival of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, includes interviews with Said Abureish, Ahmed Chalabi, and other Iraqi opposition group members. Documents the history of Saddam's rise to power and his ability to survive crises in his rule, including the Gulf War, the post-war uprisings and sanctions against his regime.
  • When the Gulf War ended, the United States government believed the Iraqis would quickly overthrow Saddam Hussein. But nine years later, he still rules Iraq. Frontline investigates Saddam's ruthless rise to power and how he has maintained his grip despite pressure from economic sanctions, no-fly zones, UN weapons inspectors, and military attacks from the Iraqi opposition.
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UNHCR-Afghans Fleeing Fighting in Kabul
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  • Producer: Italian Production
  • Contains footage of Afghan refugee camps and refugees who have fled the fighting in Kabul, includes women telling their stories in Pashtu. Includes footage of street scenes, money changers, near refugee camps. Interviews with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) workers describing the setups of the camps, the exact whereabouts which are unknown, unsure if they are in Kabul, probably outside of Kabul. Also, shows UNHCR relief trucks delivering food and water to the refugees as well as facilities for making bread and feeding the refugees. Also, shots of a red crescent medical station sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). Also descriptions of land mines and more very short interviews with refugees. Description of the closed Pakistan border, and footage of the border situation with Pakistani border guards preventing refugees from Afghanistan from entering Pakistan. Includes short interview with man who was able to cross. Also includes footage of Afghan refugees in the mountains.
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CNN Perspectives: Revolutionary Journey [2000 Feb. 27]
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  • Producer: CNN Perspectives
  • Original Credits: Reporter: Christianne Amanpour
  • Christianne Amanpour documentary about the situation in Iran, mixed in with her personal story of her family and their experience with the revolution and exile to the United States. "The only question now is how will the revolution end?" Includes mixture of old archival footage with footage of contemporary Iran. The story privileges the tales of Western oriented young people who would rather party and listen to rap music than participate in the Iranian revolution. Emphasis on the "desire" for these western, English speaking, upper class Iranians to lead a double life and participate in behavior illegal in the Iran of today. Includes photo and testimony of a man who was punished for participating in parties, describing this as a way of "resisting" the revolution, a "desire for freedom over fear". Also footage of the protests and riots on the campus of Tehran University during the summer of 1999, including women protesting. Hardline police beat and punished the students. Includes interviews with the organizers of the student protests. Also includes interviews with members of her family about her family history and support of the revolution. Also includes reports on the use of the internet in Iran and the desire for Western music and films, again on the part of the wealthy Iranian upper classes. Also interviews with college student, Fatemeh Haghighajou, who is religious and yet wants freedom in Iranian society and wants an interpretation of Islam based on reform movement of Iranian president Khatami. She is also elected to the new Iranian Parliament. Also an interview with Muvadi Savogi, one of the hardest of the hardliners in the Iranian government about the desire for reforms and freedoms. Includes reports on freedom of the press, which has since been repressed, Amanpour calls it the battleground of ideas. "Democracy is being born in these newspapers." Includes report on publisher Hamid Reza Jalalaipour. Shows the journalist to be deeply religious and yet against the regime.
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Genocide By Sanctions
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  • Producer: International Action Center
  • Original Credits: Produced and Edited by Gloria La Riva. Associate Producers: Brian Becker and Richard Becker
  • Documentary showing details of the sanctions against Iraq by the American government and there effects on children, with images of suffering children in hospitals, and with testimonies of Iraqi doctors.
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Iran Scola News Report-March 1993
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  • Language: Persian
  • Iran Scola News Reports of Iranian television on numerous subjects: a speech by Ali Khamenei, Islamic rebels in Tajikistan, Somalia, conflict in Balkans, American/British negotiations on Northern Ireland, Cuba, sports, environmental issues in Iran, weather, OPEC news, Palestine, Afghanistan, meetings of President Rafsanjani with foreign leaders, various committee meetings, industry in Iran, Bosnia-Herzogovina, demonstrations in West Bank, conflict in Algeria, Iranian parliament, Iranian crafts industry, education, conflict in Afghanistan.
  • Dated 1993 Mar. 14 and 1993 Mar. 7-9.
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Kurdish Tape #1
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  • Language: Kurdish
  • Original Credits: LR Tape #2
  • One original tape divided into two Beta's and two viewing copies.
  • Tape A: Interviews with mine victims, and victims of chemical attacks, including Halabja, inflicted by the Iraqi regime against the Kurds during the Anfal, showing injuries and evidence of injuries along with interviews of doctors and nurses. These interviews are done by an unidentified German journalist, with the interviews mainly in German, also shots of Suliemaniya prison where alleged torture took place, also introduced by German journalist.
  • Tape B: Bad quality shots of Kurdish art exhibit, shots of digging up mass graves and statements by Kurdish survivors of Saddam's chemical weapons attacks, sheikh giving a sermon over the graves, interview with child prisoner Taymour, exhibiting his wounds.
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Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq [2000 March 6]
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  • Producer: Carlton Television Ltd.
  • Original Credits: Correspondent: John Pilger. Written and Produced by John Pilger. Film and Archive Researcher: Ursula Riley. Researcher, Iraq: Felecity Arbuthnot. Produced and Directed by Alan Lowery
  • A Special Report by John Pilger
  • Documentary about the deadly effects of sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Iraq after the Gulf War, and the bankrupt nature of American and British foreign policy in this regard, including continued air attacks upon Iran. John Pilger reports from Iraq on the condemnation of Iraqi society by economic sanctions and the subsequent isolation, killing more people than the two atom bombs, and killing over 500,000 children. Interviews with Iraqi pediatrician, Dr. Jinan Ghalib Hassen, Professor Karol Sikora, Former Chief of Cancer Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), Denis Halliday, Former Assistant Secretary General, UN, James Rubin, US State Department spokesman, Ambassador Peter van Walsum, Chairman, UN Sanctions Committee, Dr. Jawad Al-Ali, Cancer Specialist, Hans von Sponeck, Chief UN Coordinator, Iraq, Mohammed Amin Ezzet, conductor, Iraqi National Orchestra, Robert Gates, CIA Director 1991-93, Scott Ritter, UN Weapons Inspector, Said Abureish, Felecity Arbuthnot, Journalist, Hussain Jarsis, Shepard, Laith Kubba, Iraqi Opposition exile and speeches by Robin Cook, UK Foreign Secretary, and Madeline Albright.
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Kurdish Tape #2
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  • Language: Kurdish
  • Original Credits: LR #4-Quality varying to not so good at times on part A , no sound except music on part A. Part B good quality.
  • One original tape divided into two betas and two working copies.
  • Tape A(00:58:00): Shots of mass graves, people digging up bones, with people surrounding sites, some shots dated 1991 Nov. 7, shots of fields strewn with bones outside unidentified towns, or graveyards? Shots of people marching carrying signs that say Halabja and demonstrating interspersed with shots back to people digging bones out of the ground, demonstrators come to spot where the graves are being dug up. Shots of UN officers at scene taking photographs. Later shots dated 1991 Aug. 11, very short interviews with people, clothes being dug up from graves surrounded by mourners, some very brief shots dated 1991 Nov. 11, but of very poor quality, including perspective shots of the surrounding area showing ruins of a fort. End of tape has a funeral procession.
  • Tape B (01:02:00): Shots of injured Kurds describing what happened and how they incurred their injuries, includes young girls and boys as well as adults and old women, they are asked their names and where they are from and what happened to them, shows dated of 1991 Sep. 16, many of the people on the video seemed to be effected by chemical weapons by the nature of their wounds, disfigured arms, hands, and legs, and they discuss chemical weapons attacks and their experiences, a lot of the injuries seem to be of land mine attacks.
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Baghdad Television Summary: BAG 99-338 - FBIS Tape [1999 Dec. 14]
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  • Language: Arabic
  • Producer: Baghdad Television
  • Original Credits: From World News Connection
  • Saddam Husayn awarded Revolutionary Command Council [RCC] and Ba'th party members medals of valor. (Video clip of Saddam, in a civilian attire, entering a hall; Saddam, RCC members, and Ba'th party members standing listening to head of presidential office Ahmad Khudayyir reading presidential decrees awarding them medals of valor; Saddam Husayn decorating officials with medals of valor; Saddam sitting, addressing the officials and congratulating them on the blessed month of Ramadan and on their medals. He then began to speak about historical background of the meaning of medals. Izzat Ibrahim then congratulates the president on the blessed month of Ramadan, praises his leadership, and pledges to continue march under his leadership. Vice President Taha Yasin Ramadan then congratulates the president, praises his great leadership, and pledges to continue march under his leadership. Badr-al-Din Muddaththir, member of the Iraqi Ba'th party's national command in Sudan, congratulates the president on the blessed month of Ramadan, reviews the Arab situation and praises Saddam's leadership. Saddam then comments briefly on what other officials said and says that Iraq is an example to the arab nation and its struggle. He says that although the Iraqi people are besieged, they confront the aggressors.
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Kurdish Tape #3 (Kirkuk, Suleimaniya, Refugees, BBC Newsnight Investigation against Chemical Weapons)
(PAL VHS [TRT:2:18:00] (Box 349: 2 copies; Box 413: 1 original))
  • Original Credits: Tape A: LR #5. Tape B: LR #3
  • One original tape divided into two betas and two working copies.
  • Tape A (01:33:00): Tape Labeled Kirkuk 1991 Mar. and Suleimaniya 1991 Apr. 28:
  • First part dated on tape 1991 Mar. 21, taped from a car, showing the outskirts of Kirkuk municipality in days just after Gulf War, shows people defacing pictures of Saddam Hussein as well as already defaced pictures, also shows destruction wrecked cars, etc. Shows security offices with Kurdish soldiers outside, includes footage of some destroyed buildings and tanks, includes shots of the area outside Kirkuk, includes shots of Kurdish soldiers, cheering Kurds, brief interviews with Kurds discussing situation and collaborators(?), interviews in English translated about experiences in prison camp, discussing situation after revolution release of prisoners, includes shots of children with guns made out of metal, also includes scenes of children injured in hospitals, victims of Iraqi chemical and phosphorus chemical attacks, and interviews with their parents explaining what happened to them in Kurdish translated into English, interviews with doctors about emergency supplies, etc. for Suleimaniya, shots of people digging up grounds of security offices looking for bodies, places where women have been raped, evidence proving rapes of women, shots of Masoud Barzani (?), meeting with various fighters, peshmerga, shots of refugees on the roads of Kurdistan.
  • Tape B (01:17:00): Continues from original tape labeled Kirkuk/Suleimaniya. Showing refugees by the road walking in mud, women and children, children carrying guns, people camping besides the road, shots of the burial of a baby and shots of another dead baby, Kurds supplicating for help from United Nations, other shots of extreme squalid conditions experienced in refugee camps.
  • Middle East Watch / Newsnight Broadcast from 1993 June 22, BBC News program on Saddam's vendetta against the Kurds, the Anfal, and evidence of attempt to annihilate the Kurds, shots of the Arbil Municipal cemetery and it's use as a dumping ground by Iraqi security forces, and exhumations by Kurds after Iraqi troops left to identify missing loved ones, including young 13 year old boy identified, story of ethnic hatred, comparison of destruction of Kurds in Anfal to the Holocaust, destruction of villages, with a picture of Ali Hassan Al Majid and evidence, attempt to get eyewitness account of destruction of chemical attack on Goptapa, eyewitness by headman of village, shots of aftermath of another attack dated 1988 May 16, recording of a meeting by Ali Hassan al-Majid advocating using chemical weapons against their own people, Khorah Two fort, holding center for prisoners destroyed by Iraqi's as they left, stories of two survivors of firing squads, Hama Ali, taken to Topzawa site of burials near Kirkuk, where the women and children were taken away then the men put into hole and killed, another man's story of being driven into the desert to be shot and buried with bulldozers, shots of women holding pictures of lost family men, evidence of a new more recent massacre, scenes of torture chambers, situation on border of security zone lack of ability to defend their land, powerless against Iraqi army, sort of premonition to situation in 1996 when Saddam retook Kirkuk, lack of allied response to protect Kurds on the ground, eyewitness accounts of killing of civilians by Kurdish children, shots of recent terrorist attacks carried out by Kurdish agents of Saddam, 35 separate incidents, economic relation with Baghdad.
  • Newsline (English Show) with Ed Bradley reporter, Clive Snow, forensic anthropologist investigating mass graves, corroborating story of mass murders by Saddam Hussein, Andrew Whitley, Director of Human Rights Watch, investigates Saddam's problem with the Kurds, Jamal Amin tells story of imprisonment by secret police, destruction of Kurdish villages taped by Iraqi security, story of Taymour, shots of chemical attacks on Kurdish villages.
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Kurdish Tape #4-British News Clips on Situation of Kurdish Refugees
(PAL VHS [TRT:2:43:35] (Box 349: 2 copies; Box 413: 1 original))
  • Language: English
  • Original Credits: INDICT Tape #10
  • News Clips circa 1991 Apr. on two Betas and two working copies.
  • British news clips over several days on the creation of safe havens for the Kurds and the situation of the Kurds fleeing the troops of Saddam Hussein after the Kurdish uprising after the Gulf War.
  • Tape A:
  • 1-(00:00:00) Iraqi incursion in Iran to chase Kurdish Refugees with some footage of food drops, John Scofield, World News Desk, 1,000 refugees / day dying, loadmaster Kevin Boone, US Army, with Ann Clwyd, Labour Foreign Affairs Spokeswoman, David Nabarro, Ch. Advisor, Overseas Dev. Administration, on situation of Kurdish refugees.
  • 2-(00:05:08) Discussion in English Parliament of seeking to overthrow Saddam Hussein from power, why wasn't overthrown out, and helping the Kurdish refugees, Douglas Hurd, MP Robert Hughes, Lab. Overseas Development, Ann Clwyd.
  • 3-(00:10:31) Discussion of failure of governments to help Kurds and Shiis in Iraq in the House of Lords, Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos, Leader of Labour Peers, calls it genocide, Lord Caithness, Foreign Office Minister, the use of troops to protect Kurds, Lord Bonham-Carter, Liberal Democrat.
  • 4-(00:14:02) Kurdish refugees inside Sar Dasht, Iran, shots of sick and injured children, Kurdish refugee camps.
  • 5-(00:14:44) Dying of Kurdish refugees along the Kurdish border, criticism of Bush administration, Bush spokesman.
  • 6-(00:15:25) Peshmerga guerrillas, Andrew Simmons, ITN reporter, could have done more with support, footage on situation of demobilized guerilla fighters and their families.
  • 7-(00:17:18) Situation of UN aid, and situation of Kurdish refugees in Sar Dasht, Iran, footage of refugees, living conditions, hospitals and shots of sick children, phosphorus burns, Ghassem Resh crossing points between Iran and Iraq, Clarence Mitchell, BBC News reporter, and David Wyatt, British Red Cross on underestimation of Kurdish post-war refugee crisis, the scale of crisis, criticism of governments for allowing situation to exist in the first place.
  • 8-(00:25:33) Neil Kinnock MP, Leader of Labour Opposition, Saddam has a case to answer for the subject of genocide, bringing Saddam to trial.
  • 9-(00:26:07) ITN, Turkish border situation, Glen Oglaza, reporter on Turkish border, distribution of aid to refugees, shots of situation, separation by Saddam of men from their families, reports of atrocities.
  • 10-(00:27:28) Reports of sending troops into Iraq to help distribute aid, for humanitarian assistance, call for action to help Kurds, Gavin Esler, criticism of Bush administration, Bob Hall, Pentagon spokesman.
  • 11-(00:29:37) Report on missions, Jeremy Bowen, footage of transport of aid, Turkish firing into the air to drive back refugees, Turkey-Iraq border, situation on Iran border.
  • 12-(00:33:15) SIX News, situation on Turkish border camp at Silopi. Michael Macmillan,SE Turkey, search for asylum, refugees don't want to go back.
  • 13-(00:35:10) Safe havens for the Kurds, John Major seeking legal advice on genocide terms of Saddam Hussein, Turkish criticism by Vildirim Akbulut, Turkish Prime Minister, of foreign aid to the Kurds in Turkey.
  • 14-(00:36:50) Saadoun Hammadi, Prime Minister Iraq, talking about elections in Iraq, John Simpson in Iraq, under Iraqi government restrictions, shots of Saddam Hussein, Saddam staying in power depends on Iraqi people, new constitution, president will be elected.
  • 15-(00:40:13) Channel Four News, aid to the Kurdish refugees, deciding to send British troops and level of British aid, twice as many refugees in Iran, but much less aid than going to Turkish border, shots of long line going to border and walking across mountain passes, Shiite refugees into Iran, German aid, reports of atrocities for those who tried to return, David Jones, Oxfam on the need for protection of aid agencies by troops, UN sponsored aid workers plan, Eric Suy, UN envoy to Iraq, discussing UN presence in north and south, Yildirim Akbulut, Ann Perkins political correspondent, on creating safe havens.
  • 16- (00:49:53) Corporal Kevin High, Royal Air Force, role of rescuers, having to leave people behind.
  • 17-(00:50:20) Risk of vetos of safe havens, Turkish policy, footage of Miss Sadaka Odaku, lack of money on the part of UN, movement of Kurdish refugees off mountains to Silopi.
  • 18-(00:51:51) The distribution of aid on the part of American troops, Michael Brunson, reporter, British use of troops on safe havens.
  • 19-(00:54:50) Bringing charges against Saddam for war crimes, by request from Council of Ministers, Ken Rees on Saddam Hussein, and trial in abstention mocked by Saddam, list of war crimes against Geneva convention include torture of Kuwaits resistance, use of hostages as human shields, tried by special tribunal or by Kuwait, Evelyn Le Chene, war crimes expert.
  • 20-(00:57:58) Saddam's attack on returning Kurdish refugees, freshly dug graves cover the mountain side, situation of old people, Tent city in Silopi, Geoffrey Archer, Nick Bouian, Royal Air Force plan to help refugees.
  • 21-(01:02:43) Reporters, John Major on terms of safe havens, proposals to get Kurds down off the mountains and into safe havens, length of British involvement, criticism of too little too late.
  • 22-(01:06:58) Bush speech announces relief aids, no military intervention into Iraq's internal affairs, safe haven reports, and humanitarian, Gavin Esler. No apology for asking Iraqi people to rebel, John Harrison, reporter on safe havens, Fergus Walsh, reports on aid to Kurds, military relief camps, to encourage Kurds to come down from mountains, Hoshyar Zebari, Kurdistan Front, Prof Adam Roberts, Balliol College, Oxford, commenting on situation, footage of scenes in refugee camps, request by Iraq to sell oil to buy food.
  • 23-(01:15:20) Refugees on the Iranian border, footage of camps on Iranian border, Piranshah, Iranian border town, witness statements by refugees of misery experienced, shots of crossing points between Iran and Iraq, Clarence Mitchell, BBC News.
  • 24-(01:20:00) John Major on returning Kurds, Menzies Campbell MP, Liberal Democrat spokesman, George Robertson MP, Labour Foreign Affairs spokesman.
  • 25-(01:22:08) Bush relenting to pressure, if Saddam was to step down could find asylum in another country, critics of Bush, Bill Neeley, ITN reporter, reaction of Kurdish refugees reported by Glen Oglaza from Turkey, biggest relief effort of all times, Muntaez Mufti, Kurdish Human Rights Organization, commenting on what the Kurds want, questioning the length of the effort, Desmond Harney, Middle East Expert, commenting on length, Ann Clwyd reporting on offer by Saddam for Kurdish autonomy to Jalal Talabani.
  • Tape B:
  • 1-(01:32:50) Continuation of last with Gerald Kaufman MP, shadow foreign secretary on statement of Saddam giving autonomy to Kurds and the plan to use British soldiers in mercy missions to protect Kurdish refugees.
  • 2-(01:35:20) Michael Brunson, political editor, on humanitarian mission and it's politics, UN backed operation.
  • 3-(01:37:30) The relief operation and Baghdad's opposition, John Major interview, Bush announcement, Hoshyar Zebari, Kurdistan Front, shots of situation in Kurdistan, David Shukman, correspondent, shots of the relief organization, condemnation of Iraq, footage of Kurds in mountains, Aga Khan as rep of UN to get aid to Kurds, French president Mitterand and French plan, Bernard Kouchner, Aid minister, Peres de Cuellar on plan, Piranshah on Iranian border.
  • 4-(01:48:20) Peter Gould reporting on Lynda Chalker MP, Overseas Development Minister facing committee in English Parliament on refugees and the British plan to help them.
  • 5-(01:49:30) Conditions in the mountains being crossed by the Kurds (repeated report), condemnation by Iraq of plan, effecting plan by UN to bring aid to Iraqi people, agreement cancelled by Iraqis at last moment, growing sense of desperation.
  • 6-(01:52:18) Channel Four News report on American troops being sent, long term consequences of sending in the troops to Iraq.
  • 7-(01:53:25) Abdul Amir al-Anbari, Iraqi ambassador to UN opposing the sending of troops to Iraq, Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd on temporary nature of camps, Gerald Kaufman MP statement, the details of the plan, Douglass Hogg MP, Pete Williams US Defense Dept spokesman, on details of American plan, John Kerry US Senator on involvement, question of motivation on part of Bush, Peter Galbraith, Senate Foreign Relations Committee on immorality of Bush and the details of the plan.
  • 8-(02:01:17) Richard Armitage, US State Dept discussing American involvement and defending American policy, comparison to Palestinian situation, no to Vietnam analogy.
  • 9-(02:04:41) Channel Four News, The Problems ahead with the humanitarian effort, footage of Kurdish refugees in Turkey, Nadhim Zahawi, Kurdish exile discussing ground forces, Lynda Chalker MP on priorities.
  • 10-(02:07:05) Humanitarian camps, the numbers, near Zakho and Dahuk, health situation among Kurds, footage of Kurds in mountains.
  • 11-(02:11:00) Richard Armitage and American policy change towards the Kurds, Peter Galbraith.
  • 12-(02:12:40) Skepticism towards Iraq and Saddam, Peter Gowring reporter, Rosalyn Higgins, Prof of International Law, LSE, comparisons to Palestinian camps.
  • 13-(02:14:10) Can the camps help, effect on Iran of having US troops help them, most of refugees in Iran, details of the operation along the Turkish border, the pressure on Iran of the refugees coping on it's own without western aid, Lynda Chalker MP on situation in Iran, resolution 688 about the Kurds.
  • 14-(02:21:04) John Major on project in Iraq, call for help with southern Iraqi refugees, Siyamand Banna, Kurdish Democratic Front.
  • 15-(02:22:35) Safe havens, Jonathan Charles reporter, James Baker what the allies can achieve, meeting of ministers.
  • 16-(02:24:50) Ann Clwyd in Parliament on the situation, reply by Douglas Hurd, Peter Shore, Foreign Affairs Committee of Britain questioning Lynda Chalker, on efforts for aid to Kurds, Jim Lester, Dennis Canavan, Ivan Lawrence on limited role of troops protection of Kurdish troops and right to intervene in Iraq, Dick Cheney, Tariq Aziz saying that they don't have right to intervene, Iraq signing aid agreement with UN, disagreement, footage of Kurds, Geoffrey Archer.
  • 17-(02:36:51) Which British troops will join the humanitarian effort, suitable sites for refugee camps, David Shukman reporter on the delivering of food, footage of stampedes.
  • 18-(02:36:26) Situation in Iran helping the refugees, Charles Wheeler from Piranshah, miserable shelters of plastic, choice between buying shelter or food, closing of Iranian border by Iranian, difference of altitude, footage of miserable conditions of refugees in rain.
  • 19-(02:41:20) Sick refugees, suffering of children in Cokurca camp, reuniting of a woman with her family, providing for help within Iraq.
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Kurdish Tape #5-Two Dispatches Documentaries and British News Clips
(PAL VHS [TRT: 02:00:00] (Box 349: 2 copies; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Original Credits: Christmas in Kurdistan. Associate Producer: Chris Ledger. Producer: Chris Oxley. Director: Michael Sposito (Canadian Reporter)
  • One original tape divided into two betas and two working copies.
  • Tape A: Dispatches Documentary 1: Christmas In Kurdistan
  • Situation in Kurdistan near Iraqi-Iranian border after the Gulf War, Winter of 1991, safe havens don't seem to be working, uneasy truce between the Kurds and regime of Saddam Hussein, squeezing the Kurds at checkpoints taking gas and food. Documentary to see the effect of the safe havens for the Kurds, and the failure of the safe havens to protect the Kurds, documenting miserable conditions in the refugee camps, interviews with Kurdish villagers wanting Saddam out, Medecins Sans Frontiers discussing hopeless medical situation, hostility of Turks and situation with relief agencies, footage of uprising battles in Kirkuk, defacing images of Saddam, two million refugees after Saddam retook Kirkuk and oil cities, John Major's proposal of safe havens and return of Kurds to homes. Shows how fighting hadn't stopped after creation of safe havens, interview with Jalal Talabani, Leader of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Interview with Jim Reynolds, UN High Commission for Refugees on the situation of the Kurdish refugees in the camps. Saddam cut off the gas from the Kurds hoping for infighting, no milk, food as well, cut all supplies. Footage of demonstrations in Suleymaniya to protect refugees and to help Kurdish people. Interview with Michael Stopford, Chief Officer, UN Gulf Aid, plan to help refugees on the ground now, Ann Clwyd, Shadow Minister, Overseas Aid, flouting of UN resolution to help Kurds, Douglas Hogg, Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, defending British government policy.
  • (00:40:37) Tape A: Dispatches Documentary 2: The Audit of War
  • What were the true costs of the Gulf War one year later and the responsibility and morality of the Americans. Billions of pounds moved from third world to the first world. Starts with a one-sided celebration of US power, the Gulf War cost $70 billion yet US and Britain spent very little because they were reimbursed. Interviews with Gordon Adams, Defence Budget Analyst, argues that US might have made a profit, war from the Western side a clean war, a bloodless victory, George Joffe, Economist Intelligence Unit, yet inside Iraq the losses were horrendous, possibly 200,000 civilian deaths in one month, Dr. Paul Rogers, Bradford University, did Iraq deserve what their rulers were doing? Untreated sewage flowing into streets and rivers. Jean Dreze, author of "Hunger and Poverty in Iraq", the grave mortality rate among children, the deaths in the abortive rebellions after the war encouraged by Bush, Humphrey Harrison, Analyst, Middle East Affairs, effect on Arab opinions, US Army Showcase Jamboree in Washington, enthusiastic selling of arms, arms salesman victory in the war, Admiral Gene Le Roque, Center for Defence Information, up to 1990 sales to third world dropped after they jumped, Saudis to build up armed forces, a new armed race not good for New World Order of Middle East Peace, Congressman Lee Hamilton, importance of peace. Situation in Yemen during the war, expulsion of Yemenis from Arab countries for voting against the war, virtually unreported in press, Dr. Hassan Makki, Deputy Prime Minister, Yemen, Dr. Abdul Aziz, Editor, Yemen Times, stop of aid to Yemen, causing breakdown in services. Stuart McNab, UNICEF, and Badar al-Humadi, Kuwaiti Development Fund, Who benefited from the war, companies to help clean up the vandalism of the war, British businessmen, Hermann Simon, Man. Kuwait International Hotel, David Gund, Ed. Gulf Reconstruction Report, Geoff Chandler, Graffitti Clean, John Royall, ICMX, Bill Richardson, Babcock Construction The Environmental catastrophe to stifle discussion of the disaster by the American and Kuwaiti government on long term health, Paul Horsman, Greenpeace, Dr. Fatima Abdali, Kuwaiti Research Scientist, Humphrey Harrison, Oil analyst, the future controlling the oil, and the future of oil prices and the effect on economies of third world companies again not reported or discussed in Western press, battle between Kuwait and Saudi between oil prices, and potential glut, consequences on the Middle East of lowering oil prices. Peter Odell, International Oil Consultant, Keeping the Peace, the New World Order based on confrontation rather than negotiation and effects on ordinary people of the Middle East, massive force, desire for Israeli-Palestinian peace, lack of democracy in Gulf, Saddam still in power.
  • Senator Joseph Lieberman, war worth it; Senator Lee Hamilton, war not worth it.
  • Tape B: (01:01:00) Various British Television news clips.
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Amnesty International: Kuwait Electronic News Release (ENR)
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:14:00])
  • Producer: Amnesty International
  • In this short piece Hanny Megally (Amnesty International Secretariat), Dr. Bernard Knight (Pathologist), and Sean Stiles (Amnesty International Secretariat) lead a mission team to Kuwait after the Gulf War to record testimony from Kuwaitis concerning human rights violations by Iraqi forces. The report focuses on 10 individual cases (A through K), describing what transpired while showing the physical evidence.
  • Amnesty International (AI) shotlist provided:
  • All delegate writing notes.
  • GV juvenile prison.
  • Cut of the other areas.
  • Short added.
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Amnesty International: Iraq Kurdistan Mission Rushes 1991 Dec.
(Betacam [TRT:0:24:00])
  • Producer: Amnesty International
  • Original Credits: 101266AI
  • Shots of Iraqi Kurdistan and detention center, shots of Sulaimaniya Central Prison, Assayish Prison, cells, mountain landscapes, etc.
  • See printout of shotlist.
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Amnesty International: Iraqi Kurds - in Iran (The March 1991 exodus)-Part 1
(Betacam SP [TRT:0:24:00])
  • Producer: Amnesty International
  • Original Credits: 100527AI
  • Series of rush tapes from the Amnesty Mission to Kurdistan at the time of the great exodus by the Kurds of Iraq to neighboring states including Iran, in 1991 Mar., just after the Gulf War. Footage includes scenes of refugee camps and the condition of the Kurds.
  • Amnesty International (AI) shotlist provided:
  • Long shot of exterior (ext.) hotel, zoom in to sign above entrance.
  • Various shots (Var S) of interior (int.) of hotel reception area.
  • Var S of interior of hotel, Amnesty delegates wait in lobby area.
  • Cut to black.
  • Close-up (CU) of photograph mosque on wall.
  • Var S of delegates in hotel lobby surrounded by Persian decorations and photographs.
  • Tracking shot (Tra S) mountain horizon from car window.
  • Var S Ziveh refugee camp. Amnesty delegates are shown eating with Kurdish refugees, discussing their exodus from Iraq after the collapse of the uprising.
  • Zoom in (ZI) of a young boy with an arm missing.
  • Cut to black.
  • Medium shot (MS) of int. room, Amnesty delegates and Kurdish refugees.
  • Var S delegates with crowd of Kurdish refugees.
  • Various general views (gvs.) refugee camp and pans crowds of people and children.
  • MS male refugee, ZI prosthetic wooden feet.
  • I/V CU same male refugee.
  • Var S crowd of refugees.
  • Long shot (LS) camp gates with banner above.
  • Var S Amnesty delegates and refugee children take photographs.
  • LS male refugees in long line. Pan R hold up missing relatives' identity cards.
  • ZI CU identity cards.
  • Var S group of refugees talk to Amnesty delegates and Var S Amnesty delegates make notes.
  • Var S of int. of crowded room. Amnesty delegates interview women from Barzani clan.
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Video-cassette ME101
Al-Dimar fi Wizarat al-Muwasilat (The Destruction of the Ministry of Communications)
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:30:00] (Box 353: 1 copy; Box 412: 1 original))
  • Producer: Kuwait Television?
  • Documentary on the destruction of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Communications by Iraq.
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Video-cassette ME104
End of Mission (The Devastation of Kuwait University)
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:30:00] (Box 360: 1 copy; Box 417: 1 original))
  • Producer: University of Kuwait. Kuwait Television
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Video-cassette ME105
And Kuwait Remains -
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:40:00] (Box 360: 1 copy; Box 413: 1 original; Box 417: 1 original))
  • Producer: Kuwait Television
  • Documentary on invasion of Kuwait with montage of footage from the first days of the invasion.
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Video-cassette ME106
Kurdish Tape #6 -
(PAL VHS [TRT:2:00:00] (Box 360: 1 copy; Box 413: 1 original))
  • Original Credits: Indict #1
  • One two Betas with one working copy and one original.
  • Clips, etc. of tragedy of Kurds after Gulf War.
  • Dated 1991.
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Video-cassette ME107
Kurdish Tape #7
(PAL VHS [TRT:1:52:00] (Box 360: 2 copies; Box 413: 1 original))
  • Original Credits: LR #1
  • Two Betas and two working copies.
  • Tape A-Anfal reports from Kurdish television, interviews with children and other survivors who tell stories about the deaths of family members and their experiences during the Anfal campaign against the Kurds.
  • Tape B-Blood and Belonging (Michael Ignatieff Documentary)
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Video-cassette ME108
Kurdish Tape #8 - Tape A-PUK, Documentary Kurdistan Teachers Union, Dispatches-Turkey and Human Rights - Tape B-Everyman Documentary on Iraq: Enemies of the State plus British newsclips
(PAL VHS [TRT:1:52:00] (Box 360: 2 copies; Box 413: 1 original))
  • Original Credits: Producers of Dispatches Turkey: George Case, Kate Woods. Produced by Twenty Twenty Television for Channel Four. Producer of Everyman Documentary on Iraq: John Blake. Asst. Producer: Janna Letts. Reporter: Charles Glass
  • Two Betas and two working copies.
  • Tape A-Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Documentary Kurdistan Teachers Union, Dispatches-Turkey and Human Rights.
  • 00:00.00-Amateur footage of land, children from the Kurdistan Teachers Union, stressing need to continue educating our children despite regime.
  • 00:2.55-Speech over children walking, running, demonstration, scenes of destruction, refugees, guns, damage to houses, schools and classrooms and children refugees, children in classrooms despite destruction of villages.
  • 00:15.25-Teaching Year, 1985-86, shots of teacher in classrooms.
  • 00:18.07-Documentation of an attack on a school showing children rushing to shelter, sounds of planes and shots of planes attacking, smoke chemical attack(?), aftermath putting out fires, destruction of village, aftermath of bombs, showing smoke and interiors of hospitals surgery on children, injuries to children, children in hospitals.
  • 00:29.54-Planes and helicopters overhead with Kurds seeking shelter from attacks, children running for shelter, then shots of attack on village, with smoke from bombs, helicopters overhead, wounded people, shells on the ground, fires.
  • 00:45.22 Dispatches Documentary Turkey: Trading with Torture.
  • Documentary by British television about continuing use of torture in Turkey and the turning of a blind eye in Europe. The promotion of British industry and trade, state visit to Britain, Thatcher, at the expense of human rights and torture, the case of Mustafa Gulmez. Methods of torture in Turkey, interview with Halil Berktay, journalist, footage from the 1980 coup, Sedat Cener, ex-torturer explains the use of torture as policy by the security forces after the coup, Gerd Lemmer, European Commission Delegation head to Turkey commenting on torture, the use of torture against students, collaboration between university and the government, situation of the Kurds and Turkish immigration to Europe. Kurdish refugee in Turkey but they have no access for verification of use of chemical weapons. Kurdistan in Turkey and the party of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) founded in 1984, fighting for Kurdish rights in Turkey, Marie Staunton of Amnesty on the Kurds, the case of the death of Dervish Savgat in police custody, the coverup by the security forces, Mihriban Kirdok, Lawyer, on the regulations of lawyers.
  • Tape B-Everyman Documentary on Iraq and the regime of Saddam: Enemies of the State-Narrated and Reported by Charles Glass.
  • Damscus, Syria about Firazad Besoft at the time of his execution by the regime of Saddam Hussein, in Tehran and Iraqi refugee describes events after his arrest in 1988, Glass describes state brutality.
  • 00:06.24-Interview with Kanan Makiya in disguise before he revealed that he is the author of "Republic of Fear."
  • 00:07.08 Documentation Center for Human Rights in Iraq, various testimonies of Iraqi victims of repression.
  • 00:10:24 Military parade and history of Ba'ath party emergence and Saddam's emergence within the party.
  • 00:12.25 Saddam says enemies of the state should be tortured and killed.
  • 00:13.23 Shots of hangings of Iraqi's with archival footage of Saddam Hussein and others in government.
  • 00:15.52 Kanan Makiya describes the background of the Ba'ath ideology directed at many but especially the Kurds, not Arabs.
  • 00:18.05 Planes against the Kurds, shots of helicopters, description of the chemical bombing in Halabja, logo Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), effects of this on children of Kurds, Mustafa Mahmoud, member of peshmerga, 1987 found his yogurt to be laced with thallium, rat poison, footage of bombings by helicopters and Halabja.
  • 00:21.18 Shiite persecution of the southerners, Muhammed Bakr al-Hakim family refugee in Iran, Sahib al-Hakim tells the story of persecution of his family, 600,000 Iraqi refugees in Iran, their experiences.
  • 00:26.07 Assyrian persecution, lack of ability to worship and keep language, refugees in Iran, accounts by refugees, lists of children's names and death of children.
  • 00:28.48 Iraqi Ambassador in London, Dr. Azmi Shafeeq al-Salihi defends the regime and then Kanan Makiya speaks of police state, informer mentality where everyone is afraid of everyone else. Young Iraqi girls tell stories of those who were arrested, Kanan Makiya speaks about the atrocities of the regime.
  • 00:34.57 Footage of Saddam Hussein and military capability of Iraq, and military Kanan Makiya comments on this, and help of international community with technology and West European community, companies, etc. US report on US support of Iraq and cultural loans, Bush guarantees loans and bank credits to Iraq.
  • British news clips.
  • 00:38.42 News at Ten report on attempts to export nuclear trigger devices to Iraq, employees of EuroMac London, Ltd. Douglas Hurd against breaking of diplomatic relations, Abdul Razzak al-Hashemi, Iraqi Ambassador to Paris defends his country against charges of trade violations, CSI Technologies part of making capacitators, Richard Testut chairman, Jerry Kowalski.
  • 00:44.30 One O' Clock News report on the massive gun, order from Iraq for a 'super gun' for shipment to Iraq, is it a gun or not? Saddam insists that this is part of a smear campaign, Ambassador admits they have chemical weapons and would use them if they attack our country, case of Gerald Bull designer of longrange artillery.
  • Robin White reporting on the finding of castings possible to be used for a big gun.
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Video-cassette ME109
Kurdish Tape #9 - Panorama: The Secrets of Samarra
(PAL VHS [TRT:1:52:00] (3 copies))
  • Original Credits: Secrets of Samarra Producer: Paul Woolwich
  • Two Betas and two working copies.
  • Tape A-Panorama Secrets of Samarra, News Clips on Kurds (Indict #3).
  • 00:00:00 Panorama Documentary, The Secrets of Samarra details the chemical weapons production capabilities of Saddam Hussein and includes Western companies that supplied Iraq with the capability to produce these weapons. Includes detailed history of the use of chemical weapons by Iraq against Iranians, Timothy Renton, British MP, details of the production plants for chemical weapons around Samarra, includes satellite photos of the plant area, details buying from Holland, pictures of Iranian soldiers suffering from mustard gas, testimonials of Iranian soldiers. Film also details other countries who have aided Iraq in building facilities at Samarra. Gary Crocker bureau of intelligence, shots of the Iran-Iraq War.
  • Dates unclear but close to the use of chemical weapons against Halabja after the Iran-Iraq War, 1988.
  • 00:17:00 British news clips News at Ten, of the chemical weapons attack on Halabja, shots of Halabja, reporters led in by Iranian troops during the Iran/Iraq war, denied by the Iraqi government, Sadiq al-Mashat blames the Iranians for the use of poisonous gas.
  • 00:22:00 Details of British news of attacks on Iranian town of Mirivan, Jalal Talabani Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) interview, Dr. Alisitair Hay, chemical pathologist, Leeds University and Hazhir Teimourian, Middle East specialist to the Times.
  • 00:27:50 Channel 4 News of Kurdish refugees fleeing northern Iraq and a massacre near Dohuk, Hoshyar Zebari, interview, response of Ambassador Sadiq al-Mashat, blames the Kurdish terrorists for being supported by a foreign power Iran.
  • 00:34:40 Channel 9 News reports of Iraqi massacre near Dohuk, chemical weapons attack on civilian forces.
  • 00:36:10 Gravity of situation in Northern Iraq, history of Arab rule over Kurdistan in Iraq, and the use of chemical weapons by Iraq, another response by Muhammed Sadiq al-Meshat, Iraq has the right to stop terrorist activity.
  • 00:49:40 Iraq-Iran war the use of chemical weapons against Halabja, Shirwan Dizayee, Kurdish Democratic Party says he has a list of 65 places where Iraq has used chemical weapons in Kurdistan, reports on British business dealing with Iraq after Iran-Iraq war to rebuild and the expulsion of Iraqi counsel employees, protection of business contracts.
  • 00:52:50 Channel One Report on expulsion of Iraqi diplomats, and wish for it not to be big news to protect business.
  • 00:55:57 Situation of Kurdish refugees in Britain and Turkey, the victims of torture.
  • Tape B-Investigation of Mass Graves (Indict #7), News Clips on Iraq from Arab and Kurdish Television, various (Indict #8).
  • 00:00:00 Footage taken from a car dated 1991 Jan. 11, showing destroyed homes and villages, bombed out(?), completely destroyed in Kurdistan.
  • 00:03:14 Someone shown digging up a grave with a group of people standing by waiting to see what is uncovered, grave diggers, showing shrouds and bones being dug up from graves, digging up hair, finding a ring.
  • 00:14:55 Bags full of bones, with each one being that of another dead body, revealing the skulls of five bodies with bones.
  • 00:16:45 Large crowd witnessing burial of the bodies found in the mass grave, with large gravestones.
  • 00:19:10 Lists of peoples names in Kurdish with pictures of bones, etc. and a sign saying "Come and See the Victims of Chemical Weapons."
  • 00:20:40 Lines of graves with women sitting beside them for a service.
  • 00:20:55-00:37:30 More shots of graves and bones, scenes of soldiers in cemetery looking at holes in ground and uncovering of bodies, clothes, etc.
  • Not the best quality in here.
  • 00:37:30 News broadcasts, unclear which network, shots of soldiers in field with smoke, from chemicals(?), unclear, shots of Suleimaniyya discussion of the national jihad of the Kurds against Saddam, interspersed with shots of rebels Kurdish soldiers, training for battle.
  • 00:41:27 Dubai TV shots of kurdistan and discussions of Kurdish resistance shots of Barzani and his soldiers, shots of helicopters and bombs going off, unclear if it is purported to be chemical attacks(?).
  • 00:43:11 MBC TV Kurdish TV showing interview with Muhammed Othman, relating to Kurdish rebels in Kurdistan and relations with Turkey and UK, discussion of Kurdish Democratic Party.
  • 00:45:57 News reports on Kurdish refugees.
  • 00:49:50 British News Show "Consequences," Jon Snow, reporter, Gulf Consequences, Dr. Salah Shaikhly, Iraqi National Accord Movement, talking about the deal signed by Kofi Annan to check Saddam and weapons, probably from 1996, Edward Derejian, 1991 Assistant Secretary of State, wants unfettered access for UN inspection teams to go into Iraq, Sir Percy Craddock, Prime Minister's Foreign Policy advisor, 1984-1992, giving recommendations affirm right of UN Security Council resolutions, Sir Allen Munro, former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, General Thomas Kelly, Director Ops Joint Chief of Staff, Dr. Sabah al-Mukhtar, President of League of Arab Lawyers, Emma Nicholson, Tim Trevan, Former advisor United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM).
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Video-cassette ME110
Kurdish #10
(PAL VHS [TRT:1:00:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: LR #1. LR #9
  • Footage of refugees, wounded children in gas attacks.
  • Shots of refugees in the mountains of Kurdistan with bombed out houses. Statements to the camera by various Kurds, women, children and men who have fled their homes, testifying about what happened to them. Shots of burned out bombs in the field, with powder and other chemicals coming out of them, possibly chemical or biological weapons residue. Shots of children and adults showing the physical effects of chemical weapons usage.
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Video-cassette ME111
À Suivre: Belgian Television Shows about Iraq and the Gulf-1984 Jan. 6
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:21:45] (2 copies))
  • Language: French
  • Producer: RTBF
  • Original Credits: Direction des Coproductions et Affaires Commerciales. Radio-Télévision Belge de la Commanauté Française
  • 00-00:12:55 Older documentary on the state of the regime, the history of the regime broadcast on Belgian television in 1984. The cult of the leader takes place in grade school, despite a great campaign against illiteracy. The history and influence of the Ba'ath party in Iraq, based on socialism, the separation of church and state as it were, contrary to the situation in Iran. The position of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, chief of state with no authorized power, older footage of Iraqi youths and Saddam Hussein, giving speeches. Includes the history of Saddam's rise to power in Iraq, interviews with Kendal Nezan, head of the Paris Kurdish Institute. History of the Ba'ath based on economic development and wiping out illiteracy. The menace of the regime based on the Kurds, and the war of insurgency, shots of the Kurdish war. Analysis of the Kurdish issue and its threat to the regime by Kendal Nezan. Also, discussion of the Iraqi army and the use of weapons from the Soviet Union and the split with the Soviet Union due to the suppression and massacre of communists in Iraq. Discussion of the Iran-Iraq war and its origins, discussed by Kendal Nezan.
  • 00:13:10 Part two, Gulf countries and the situation of oil in relation to the west. The necessity of the straits of Hormuz for the flow of oil to the West. The situation of the various Gulf countries and in particular Iran. The Shah of Iran, helped by the Americans, has become the police man of the Gulf. The position of the Sixth Fleet in guarding the flow of oil through the Gulf. And the consequences of the Iran-Iraq war, footage of people in hospital during the war, briefly.
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Video-cassette ME113
À Suivre: Iran-Iraq War -
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:40:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: French
  • Producer: RTBF
  • Original Credits: Direction des Coproductions et Affaires Commerciales. Radio-Télévision Belge de la Commanauté Française. 6.1.80/180A
  • Belgian documentary television program À Suivre. This program is about the Iran-Iraq war. It starts with a propaganda piece by the Iraqis about the war, with images of dead Iranians on the battlefield with a voice over denouncing the Iranian regime. The program concentrates on the cult of personality of Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi dictatorial regime and the consequences of the escalation of the Iran-Iraq war. A speech from Saddam denouncing the Iranian regime and that the Iranians would use chemical weapons, and that Iraqi soldiers would triumph. The use of suicide soldiers by the Iranians. Footage of Iraqi soldiers training in the desert. The program also shows the way Saddam Hussein uses history and propaganda to fight the war and build the case against the Persians. A new battle against the bad Persians, an ideological war, Saddam turned the war into and ideological battle against the Persians and portrayed himself as the defender of the Arabs. The propaganda is shown that is nationalist and pan-Arab in tone and portrays Saddam as the savior of the Arab world. Program also shows the build up of the infrastructure of Baghdad using foreign workers while the Iraqis are at the front. Footage of life in Baghdad including people dancing in nightclubs and playing in amusement parks, no sign of the war. Also, footage of military rituals in schools, exultation of Iraqi nationalism and Saddam Hussein and the Ba'ath party. Footage of school children reciting nationalist poems in front of Saddam at his 47th birthday party. Footage of his birthday at the height of his powers but he also has his back against the wall because of the war against Iran, the war he started. The program says he will use any means possible including chemical weapons. A bit of information about fundamentalism in Iraq, particularly about the execution of hundreds of members of the ad-Dawa party in Iraq, putting an end to all Islamic opposition in Iraq. Program also touches on the situation of the Kurds in northern Iraq and their relationship with the centralized regime Ba'athist, and the Arabization of Kurds. The policy of the regime to eliminate the Kurds, to establish Arab dominance in the north. Another part of the program touches on the Communist party of Iraq. Situation of the repression of the communists in Iraq.
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Video-cassette ME114
C'est À Voir: Mourir Pour Le Gulfe
(PAL VHS [TRT: 01:00:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: RTBF
  • Original Credits: Direction des Coproductions et Affaires Commerciales. Radio-Télévision Belge de la Commanauté Française
  • Belgian Television production about the Gulf, air date late 1987. The program discusses the situation in the Gulf as a powder keg, and the Iran-Iraq War, and the position of Belgian naval vessels in the Gulf and the dependence of Belgium on oil. Some footage from the Iran-Iraq war, and analysis of the war from a Belgian point of view. The situation of the US as a supposed peacemaker, conservateur of dictatorial regimes, and the efforts to overthrow the Iranian regime. Includes interviews with Belgian journalists. Second part is a Belgian report from Basra during the Iran/Iraq war, footage of Basra and the front. Interviews with civilian Iraqis in Basra about Khomeini and the destruction caused by the war on the civilian population of Basra. This analysis includes information on the propaganda of Saddam against the Iranian regime, particularly in the schools. This analysis includes footage from Iraqi television showing the efforts of Iraqi troops at the front and their patriotism. Also footage from Iraqi hospitals of injured children, also describes a missile attack on an Iraqi school which killed dozens of Iraq children and the patriotic parade which followed to build support for the regime. The next part is a program on Kuwait and the oil industry in Kuwait and the necessity of exporting oil in the Persian Gulf. Covers the attacks on Kuwaiti oil tankers by Iranian troops, and other direct aggression against Kuwait oil platforms by Iran. Also describes the political situation in Kuwait, impact of the Iran-Iraq war on the country and the impact of terrorist attacks, maybe by the Shiites in Kuwait. Discussion of potentially internationalizing the Gulf.
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Video-cassette ME115
CNN News Broadcasts of Gulf War, Frontline: The Mind of Hussein, MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour Gulf War
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00] (2 copies))
  • Includes 2-180 minute working copies, 4-90 min. Betacam SP tapes.
  • CNN broadcast coverage of the ground war in the Gulf from late February to Early March right after the Gulf War, includes broadcasts of live military briefings by General Schwarzkopf and others, discussion of correspondents, and footage of Gulf War.
  • 00:58:00 Frontline documentary 1991 Feb. 26, The Mind of Hussein, going into the motivations and psychology of Saddam Hussein, includes interviews with Ba'ath party members, also includes a biography of his rise to power, archival footage, Iraqi opposition members, interviews with American journalists, academics, American officials, Frontline investigates the personal and political history of Iraq's Saddam Hussein. Through interviews with Hussein's former neighbors, members of his government, military leaders, journalists, and Middle East experts, correspondent Hodding Carter reveals the fears, the passions, and the intellect of the man behind the demonic image.
  • 01:58:00 CNN live coverage of the ground war in the Persian Gulf, military briefings, statements from Iraqi officials, coverage from the White House, Kuwait City.
  • 02:30:00 Macneil-Lehrer News Hour coverage of the Gulf War with news reports and military press briefings and interviews with analysts, coverage of end of the ground war, Bush policy.
  • 02:50:00 more CNN coverage of the end of the ground war, interviews with returning soldiers, liberation of Kuwait, Israeli fear of scud missiles, footage of troops pulling out of Iraq into Kuwait, situation in Baghdad.
  • 03:30:00 ABC news coverage of the war.
  • 03:54:00 Macneil-Lehrer News Hour coverage of the prospects for democracy in Kuwait, the situation with the palestinians and peace in the Middle East, interviews with analysts, Edward Said and others, Gary Sick, coverage of the troops in battle surrender of Iraqi soldiers, footage of soldiers in field, jubilation of liberated Kuwaitis.
  • 04:45:00 CNN coverage, analysis of events, footage of the liberation of Kuwait, soldiers in field.
  • 05:05:00 ABC Primetime coverage of post war in Kuwait, situation with Saddam Hussein.
  • 05:25:00 CNN coverage of post-war situation with American troops.
  • 05:30:00 MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour interviews with analysts concerning the Gulf War.
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Video-cassette ME116
CNN, MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour and other Networks NBC, ABC News, Nightline 1990 Aug. 14 - Crisis over Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:03:00] (Box 314: 1 original; Box 353: 2 copies))
  • Includes 2-180 minute working copies, 4-90 min. Betacam SP tapes (Betacam SP complete but working copy cuts off 3 minutes before end of second tape, see Betacam SP for complete).
  • Reports from 1990 Aug. 14.
  • CNN Coverage of Saddam's efforts to create a holy war against West, and against American troops in the region, Iraqi spokesman's statements.
  • 00:15:00 MacNeil-Lehrer coverage of events, Saddam's attempts at holy war, interviews with Arab journalists, coverage of Arab summit meeting against Saddam, Arab specialists interviewed Graehme Fuller, Fouad Ajami, Rabin, Bruce Van Voorst.
  • CNN Reports on the build up in Iraq, and Americans stuck in Iraq after the invasion of Iraq, reports of situation in Arab countries, situation of Israel and their response to crisis, the Soviet response to crisis, the situation of Penelope Nabokov, situation of Palestinians and their support of Saddam, reports on Arab-Americans, all interspersed with shots of Kuwait, Saddam, Bush, Arab leaders, King Hussein, Mubarak, Asad, shots of invasion.
  • NBC Meet the Press-Report on the military buildup in the Gulf and the story of the invasion of Iraq, with group of commentators, Prince Bandar Bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia.
  • CNN Newsday Crisis in the Gulf, shots of Saddam's spokesman translating into English, reports from Cairo on the situation in the Gulf, Dean Fischer from Time Magazine.
  • Interview with Turgat Ozal concerning Turkey's role and interest in the Gulf War, relationship of Turkey to embargo.
  • ABC This Week - Interview with Iraqi UN Ambassador Al-Anbari with fierce questions from, then James Baker, Secretary of State.
  • CNN Live reports from Cairo and from the Pentagon concerning troop movements to the Middle East and detained Americans and Iraqi demand for Israel demand to withdraw from the Occupied Territories in exchange from Israel, Palestinian support of Saddam, the Arab coalition, reports on strategic policy and support by Arabs of Saddam, "brilliant opportunity for the future."
  • NBC Nightly News reports on Hussein proposals for ending the embargo and occupation of Kuwait, and measures in Iraq for marshal law, lifting of travel restrictions, report that Gulf War will hurt the US economy, Moscow reaction to crisis.
  • CNN World Day dated Tuesday Aug. 14, on Persian Gulf crisis, attitude of American soldiers, impact on Jordan and politics, nations who have expressed reservations on embargo, and question whether Jordan will join embargo, reports on Iraqi atrocities in Kuwait, sexual attacks on airline stewardesses in Kuwait, stockmarket reaction to crisis in Gulf, Qadhafi reaction.
  • CNN Evening News, calling up US reserves to go to the Gulf to protect Saudi Arabia, the use of gas masks in the Gulf, situation in Jordan, stranded Americans.
  • Nightline 1990 Aug. 14 Ted Koppel the first Western reporter allowed into Iraq after the invasion of Iraq, the 3,000 Americans in Iraq and Kuwait will not be able to leave, reports on how Iraq is preparing for the invasion and to go to war.
  • CNN World Day Proposal of King Hussein of Jordan, and the continued deployment to the Gulf, the issue of women in US military in Saudi Arabia.
  • Nightline with Barbara Walters - reports on the detained Americans in Iraq, Barbara Walters, Mohamed al-Mashat UN Ambassador of Iraq.
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Video-cassette ME117
Kurdish Tape #11
(NTSC VHS [TRT:2:31:00] (Box 314: 1 original; Box 353: 1 copy))
  • Language: Kurdish
  • One Working copy with two Betacam SP copies.
  • Interview with Kurdish victim of attacks by Iraqi troops, describing how they entered their houses, also description of prisoners held by Iraqis, jail in security prison in Suleimaniya, by various journalists in informal setting.
  • 00:17:30 Search in the countryside for graves, exposure of bones, digging up bones, SMB 3 dated 1991 Dec. 26 finding bodies, digging up they say Iranians from their identifications.
  • 00:29:17 More interview with Iraqi Kurdish military intelligence officers discussing his training and work with the security forces, he met Saddam Hussein personally, also about his work with the Anfal with the commander of the first army corps when Ali Hassan al-Majid gave orders for the Anfal, 1988 Feb., planning of a secret operation, aim to eliminate the Kurds, he was upset when he heard this, supervising various sections, says they discussed chemical attacks, prisoners, those suspected of being murdered, can be traced to the first army headquarters, said some were shot, heard sounds of being tortured in headquarters of first army.
  • Second half of tape is investigation of mass graves, bones, etc.
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Video-cassette ME118
Frontline: Spying on Saddam 1999 Apr. 26
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:55:00] (Box 314: 1 original; Box 355: 1 copy))
  • In the wake of Desert Fox, the U.S. assault on Iraq last December, United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) - the special UN commission created to find and destroy Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction - has disintegrated amid charges it was really a spy agency. Scott Ritter, former U.S. Marine and UNSCOM inspector, claims U.S. Intelligence destroyed UNSCOM's credibility when American spies penetrated and compromised the UN arms inspection teams. Frontline investigates Ritter's charges and asks, who really killed UNSCOM?
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Video-cassette ME119
Frontline: The Mind of Hussein [1991 Feb. 26]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:55:00] (Box 314: 1 original; Box 355: 1 copy))
  • Frontline investigates the personal and political history of Iraq's Saddam Hussein. Through interviews with Hussein's former neighbors, members of his government, military leaders, journalists, and Middle East experts, correspondent Hodding Carter reveals the fears, the passions, and the intellect of the man behind the demonic image, a picture of his mental state and stability. Includes footage of the famous Knight of the Long Knives speech in which he denounces Ba'ath party member immediately after his 1979 takeover of the presidency.
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Video-cassette ME120
Frontline: The Arming of Iraq [1990 Sep. 11]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:50:00] (Box 314: 1 original; Box 355: 1 copy))
  • Frontline examines how Saddam Hussein built Iraq's massive arsenal of tanks, planes, missiles, and chemical weapons during the 1980's. Correspondent Hodding Carter investigates the complicity of the US, European governments, and Western corporations in creating the Iraqi military machine the world is now trying to stop.
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Video-cassette ME121
Frontline: The War We Left Behind [1991 Oct. 29]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:55:00] (Box 314: 1 original; Box 355: 1 copy))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Frontline
  • Frontline investigates the hidden strategies of the air war against Iraq and its devastating impact on Iraqi civilians. The program reveals how the war destroyed Iraq's power stations-leaving many Iraqis without electricity, sewage lines, or purified water, vulnerable to hunger and disease, and part of the 'slow motion disaster' in post-war Iraq.
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Video-cassette ME122
Frontline: To the Brink of War [1991 Jan. 15]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:55:00] (Box 314: 1 original; Box 355: 1 copy))
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Frontline
  • On 1991 Jan. 15, the United Nations resolution that allowed the use of force against Saddam Hussein took effect. Frontline correspondent Hodding Carter examined the critical decisions inside the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon that had brought the nation to the brink of war. The inside story of how the Bush Administration decided to send troops to the Middle East just before the outbreak of the Gulf War, including day to day response of the US government. Interview with New York Times correspondent Thomas Friedman about the crisis in the Middle East and how America was in a reactive mode in terms of following what was happening in Europe. Discusses the events in Iraq and the American response or lack thereof to Saddam's criticisms of Kuwait. Friedman comments on the US stance of appeasement of Saddam. Robin Wright, Los Angeles Times correspondent, discusses the US miscalculation in terms of policy towards Iraq. Details the buildup of Iraqi troops on the borders and the infamous July meeting between Saddam and April Glaspie. Wright discusses the economic factors behind the invasion. Also shows Margaret Tutwiler saying in a news conference that the US did not have any security treaties with Kuwait. Wright says that no official stepped in to say that there would be any adverse consequences led directly to the invasion. Rick Atkinson, reporter for Washington Post, discusses the joint chiefs non-response. Ann McDaniel, Newsweek correspondent, discusses Bush's first responses on the day of the invasion and his meeting with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who encourages Bush to defend Saudi Arabia. Friedman talks about the importance of the Soviet Union's participation in the coalition and the joint statement issued by the two countries. Shows the footage of the Iraqi army in Kuwait during the first days of the invasion. Continues the day to day lead up to the defense of Kuwait.
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The Testimony of Kuwait's Ruin
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  • Producer: Kuwait Television
  • Film about destruction of Kuwait during the invasion and occupation by Iraq.
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Oil Exclusive Report
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  • Producer: Kuwait Television
  • Kuwait Television documentary on the oil fires after the Gulf War.
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Peter Jennings Reporting: - Unfinished Business: The CIA and Saddam Hussein [1997 June 27]
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  • Details of a covert operation to get rid of Saddam Hussein, with CIA Iraqi infiltrators, various interviews with Iraqi oppositionists, Ahmed Chalabi. Secret campaign by CIA a complete failure, government not willing to talk and the agency serves at the behest of the president. Birthday party of Saddam Hussein in April of this year, he wasn't there. Brent Scowcroft saying we wanted him targeted, approved by Saddam Hussein, shots of weapons attack on Saddam, Bush calling for killing of Saddam. Includes some footage of the end of the Gulf War, failure of Peter Galbraith to warn US of the rebellion, claims that US didn't know of plans for uprising. HIstory of the failure of rebellions. Ahmed Chalabi on expectations of rebels after uprising, shots of the destruction of Najaf after the war. Bush turns to CIA after the Gulf War, 1991 May, Frank Anderson, Near East Bureau Chief for CIA to implement plan for assassination, John Rendon, handled public relations for Kuwaiti regime, had relationship with CIA, using public funds, Hoshyar Zebari, failure to help the Kurds, US wanted no part of democracy in Kurdistan, origins of Iraqi National Congress, Scrowcroft says administration didn't think much of Iraqi National Congress (INC). The building of TV station in northern Iraq, Frank Anderson says the INC not a viable organization to get rid of Saddam, General Adnan Nouri, CIA asked him to work for them while working for INC. Clinton/Gore to seek to investigate war crimes of Iraqi regime, contradiction of coup and indictment of those encouraged to make a coup. Nabil Mussawi, INC. Frank Anderson sends in CIA people to northern Iraq to watch for trips to help to get rid of Saddam to approach the INC to help. Operative talks about desired access to defectors to debrief and learn about what goes on in Baghdad, plan to get units to defect. General Wafiq Sammarahi and the debriefing by CIA agent who they said was actually part of the INC trying to unify the opposition. Robert Pelletrau interviewed said he did not know about the operation in Northern Iraq, the London station of the CIA, CIA supported both sides. Pelletrau says CIA agent was a renegade who didn't have authority to make statements about support of Iraqi opposition. Hanging out to dry of the INC offensive, saying there would be no American support, the hypocritical stance of the Americans. CIA moved to support coup from Amman Jordan, Warren Mark, CIA agent in Iraq. Events leading up to 1996 Aug. 31 invasion of Kurdistan by Iraqi forces and civil strife between Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
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Good Kurds, Bad Kurds: No Friends But the Mountains
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  • Producer: Access Production
  • Original Credits: Produced, directed, and written by: Kevin McKiernan. Camera: Haskell Wexler, McKiernan. Editor: Thomas G. Miller. Associate Producer: Catherine Boyer
  • "McKiernan takes his roving camera to the front lines of the Kurdish rebellion against the Turkish government. At the same time, he tells the story of the Kurdish tragedy from the perspective of a Kurdish family in the United States, blending family chronicle with political documentary and lending the picture and unusually broad and dynamic range"-Variety review.
  • Gives an overview of Kurdish problem in Turkey and deals with the story of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and their battle against the Turkish government and it's campaign to brutally suppress Kurdish national aspirations.
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Kuwait Tourist Enterprises Co.: After the Destruction
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  • Producer: Kuwait Tourist Enterprises Co.
  • Video montage showing the devastation of property in Kuwait after the Iraqi invasion and the destruction of the tourist industry. The video concentrates on the beaches and theme parks that were destroyed, devastating the tourist industry.
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War Generation Beirut
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  • Producer: An International Broadcasting Trust Production w/ MTC (Lebanon) for BBC
  • Original Credits: Directed By: Jean Khalil Chamoun and Mai Masri
  • This brave documentary shot on the streets of Beirut traces the life experiences of three generations of young people as they struggle to survive in the war-torn city. A truly rare insight into the thoughts, feelings, and aspirations of the "war generation."
  • Winner of the Bronze Apple Award - 1990 National Film and Video Festival.
  • A documentary focusing on the war in Beirut and the nature of the divided city and its consequences for the children of the city. Interviews with young children from East and West Beirut, including militia men and just other unemployed young men. Includes footage of the war, and shots of destroyed houses in Beirut. Also includes interviews with Palestinian youths who grew up in the refugee camps in Lebanon, including Shatila, site of the 1982 massacre of Palestinians by Christian phalangist militia supported by the Israeli troops occupying Beirut at the time. Also describes the prewar situation in Beirut and the great disparity of wealth separating poor Lebanese from wealthy and the civil war as an opportunity for revolutionary change. The roots of the conflict in the colonial time of the French who cause sectarian divisions that didn't exist before. Documents also the course of the war, the developing stalemates that led up to the 1982 invasion of Lebanon by Israel. Footage of the Palestinian fighters leaving Lebanon and testimony by Palestinians of the Israelis massacres in Sabra and Shatila on Friday, 1982 Sep. 18. Documents also the 1988 demonstrations against the war on both sides and against the leaders who have perpetuated the war.
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Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone
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  • Producer: Palestinian Housing Rights Movement
  • Original Credits: Director: Marty Rosenbluth
  • Produced by the Palestinian Housing Rights Movement, Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone is a tribute to the thousands of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem without access to life's most basic amenities. Filmmaker, Marty Rosenbluth, details the devastating effects of Israel's urban planning policies that, according to many, aim to uproot the Palestinian presence in the Holy City. Due to it's fairness and clarity, Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone? was awarded an Honorable Mention for the Lindheim Award in the Third Annual Jewish Video Competition - an award that honors programs that best explore the political and social relationships between Jews and other ethnic or religious groups.
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Hostage of Time
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  • Producer: A Future Television and MTC (Beirut) Production
  • Original Credits: Written and directed by Jean Khalil Chamoun . Executive Producer: Mai Masri
  • A young woman doctor returns to her village in Southern Lebanon. Through her relationship with her family and the women and children of the surrounding villages, we discover the hopes and dreams of the people of Southern Lebanon and their courageous efforts to rebuild their lives.
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Children of Fire
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  • Producer: An MTC Production for BBC Television
  • Original Credits: Executive Producer: Jean Khalil Chamoun. Directed By Mai Masri
  • When the filmmaker Mai Masri returned to her hometown of Nablus after a fourteen year absence, she discovered a new generation of Palestinian fighters: the children of the Intifada.
  • Winner of the Award of Public at the Freminin Pluriel Festival, Children of Fire captures their courageous story on film and paints a daring portrait of the Palestinian uprising.
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Women of South Lebanon
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  • Producer: Message for Cinema and Television.
  • Original Credits: Partially supported by the Council of the South. Directed by Jean Chamoun and Mai Masri.
  • Women played a crucial role in fighting the Israeli invasion of Southern Lebanon. Wild Flowers, Women of South Lebanon preserves their stories on camera. The result is a poignant docu-drama about resistance and hope. This film has won several awards including the Film Critics award at the 1986 Carthage Film Festival.
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Children of Shatila
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  • Producer: A Nour Productions Film.
  • Original Credits: Executive Producer Jean Khalil Chamoun. Director: Mai Masri
  • Shatila camp first became known after the horrific 1982 Sabra-Shatila massacre, which shocked the world. Located in Beirut's "belt of misery" the camp is home to 15,000 Palestinians and Lebanese who share a common experience of displacement, unemployment and poverty.
  • Fifty years after the exile of their grandparents from Palestine, the children of Shatila camp attempt to come to terms with the overwhelming realities of being refugees in a camp which has survived massacre, siege and starvation. Documentary filmmaker, Mai Masri focuses on the lives of two Palestinian children: Farah, age 11 and Issa, age 12. Given video cameras, the two express the realities of their daily lives and their history. Their ideas and creativity guide the film at every stage. Out of their personal narratives evolves the story of the camp as a whole and through their images and words, Farah and Issa articulate the feelings and hopes of the young generation.
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Under the Rubble
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  • Producer: Welfare Association (Switzerland). Media for Tele and Cinema (MTC). Mid East Council of Church (MECC). Rock Cinematographic Indus (RCI). World Stud Christia Fed (WSCF). Arab Development Institute (ADA). Oxfam.
  • Original Credits: By Jean Chamoun and Mai Masri
  • The 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon was a traumatizing experience for the city and its people. Under The Rubble is the filmmakers' harrowing attempt at telling the real story as it took place in Beirut. This deeply moving documentary has won the Special Jury Award at the Valencia Film Festival.
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Iraq: The New Babylon
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  • Producer: Journeyman Productions
  • The reconstruction and restoration by the Iraqi regime of monuments that tie Iraqi identity to the history of Babylon. Also makes the connection between Saddam Hussein and Nabuchadenezzar.
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IMI Human Rights Alliance Press Conference Montage
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  • Original Credits: Editor: Dawn Griffiths.
  • Montage of the IMI collection on Iraq made for the UN General Assembly press conference organized by the Human Rights Alliance, music by Peter Gabriel.
  • Not to be given out or broadcast in any form.
  • See also short version with title inserts at ME168.
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Uncle Saddam
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  • Language: English
  • Original Credits: Director: Joel Soler
  • Rough Cut of Joel Soler's documentary about Saddam Hussein, includes interviews with his interior designer, chief architect and ex-bodyguards and others who were a close part of the regime. Includes a detailed account of the machinations among the ruling family and how Saddam has eliminated even members of his close family to hold on to power. The film also documents the lavish building projects that have continued in Baghdad despite the sanctions imposed by the West.
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Human Rights Violations in Iran, Reaction of the World and International Avenues to Justice
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  • Producer: JusticeVision
  • Video tape of the proceedings of a conference on human rights in Iran organized by the Mission for the Establishment of Human Rights in Iran (MEHR) Foundation.
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IMI piece on Iraq: Saddam's Reign
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  • IMI produced linear narrative of the major episodes in recent Iraqi human rights violations.
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Up From the South
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  • Original Credits: Made by Jayce Sallom and Walid Ralad
  • Documentary about women in Lebanon made by Jayce Sallom and Walid Ralad.
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Jihad In America [1994 Nov. 21]
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  • Producer: SAE Productions
  • Original Credits: Reported by Steven Emerson. Executive Producer: Steven Emerson. SAE Productions. PO BOX 11113. Washington, DC 20008. (202) 363-8602
  • Documentary on the rise of Islamic terrorism in the United States.
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Beirut to Bosnia: Muslims and the West Tape 1 - The Martyr's Smile-Parts One, Two and Three
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:55:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: A Chameleon/Barraclough Carey. Production for Channer Four and Discovery Channel
  • Original Credits: Written and Presented by Robert Fisk. Producer Dennis Walsh. Director Michael Dutfield. Archive: NBC, BBC, INA.
  • A personal journey by Robert Fisk of the Independent. The story begins in Beirut Lebanon, tracks the hatred of Muslims for the West. Talks to mothers of martyrs, sons who have died fighting the Israeli army. Fisk travels to Baalbek to look at the influence of the Iranian revolution and Ayatollah Khomeini on the Hezbollah party in Lebanon. Documents a Hezbollah rally, includes the change that the Israeli invasion had on the violence in the regions, many Lebanese dying with weapons supplied by America, including children killed by phosphorus bombs. Also includes reports on the massacres at Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps. Fisk details his own personal eyewitness encounter of the camps right after the massacre, including photos. Fisk travels to southern Beirut to interview Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of the Hezbollah party. Fisk contrasts the fact that the West concentrates on the several Western hostages taken in kidnappings when over 17,000 Lebanese were kidnapping and many thousands of these were murdered. Interview with Anis Nakash, attempted to assassinate the Shah's prime minister exiled in London in 1980. He discussed the role of the West in the Middle East and the disregard for innocent people in the Middle East. Details the occupation of southern Lebanon by the Israelis and the constant battles between the Israeli government and innocent civilians in this occupied region. Includes footage of Hezbollah fighters attacking an Israeli post. UN field peacekeepers detail Israeli attacks on innocent villages. Fisk talks about notorious Al Khiam prison, which houses Lebanese prisoners, where torture according to Amnesty International is routine. The prison is run by Lebanese Christian proxy fighters for Israel. Part three details the killing of civilians by Israel in retaliation for attacks on their military occupation forces in the occupied part of southern Lebanon. Film also includes footage taken in Lebanese hospitals detailing the injuries on civilians, victims of shelling in southern Lebanon, including children. Film also details the Shi'ite celebration of the martyrdom of Hussein, son of Ali, a celebration often bloody in acted ritual and the connection to the victim consciousness of the Shiites of Lebanon.
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Beirut to Bosnia: Muslims and the West Tape 2 - The Road to Palestine-Parts One, Two and Three
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  • Producer: A Chameleon/Barraclough Carey. Production for Channer Four and Discovery Channel
  • Original Credits: Written and Presented by Robert Fisk. Producer Dennis Walsh. Director Michael Dutfield. Archive: NBC, BBC, INA
  • A personal journey by Robert Fisk of the Independent.
  • The film documents the exile from Palestine of Muslims by the Israelis both during 1948 and 1967. Palestinians are forced to live in Lebanon, refugees from the creation of Israel in 1948. Palestinians who belong to Hamas who are forced to live in the boundary between Lebanon and Israel. They were exiled from the West Bank and Gaza and created a small Islamic republic in the mountains of southern Lebanon. They feel bitter anger the west and Israel. Fisk interviews Hamas fighters who talk about reasons for fighting. Fisk travels from Beirut to Palestine through Cyprus and then travels to Gaza from Jerusalem to witness first hand the Kafkaesque labyrinth of travelling from Beirut to Palestine in the days before the hand over of Gaza to the Palestinian Authority headed by Yasser Arafat. He describes the desolation of the situation in Gaza. He also films the direct actions of the Israeli army as they occupy and enforce curfews in Gaza. He also documents the destruction of Palestinian homes by the Israelis and the military occupation that is a routine part of daily life in Palestine. In the second part he documents the role of Hamas in aiding the people in Gaza, particularly those who were killed by Hamas for collaborating with the Israelis. Interviews Hamas members in Gaza about whether the struggle is a national struggle or a struggle for God, an Islamic struggle, says it's a war between religions not a war between nations. A Hamas gunman is killed in Gaza and then destroyed all the surrounding Palestinian homes in random violence. Part three continues with a report about a Jewish settlement in the heart of Arab land in Gaza and interviews with Jewish settlers. Continues with the illegal annexation of East Jerusalem by Israel and the huge Jewish settlement cities built on Palestinian land. Documents a Palestinian family who is clinging to their orchard in the shadow of Israeli settlements and orders to give up their land by the Israeli state. Includes footage of bulldozers plowing up the land for settlements right next to the land of the Khatibs, who are attempting to stay on their land. Lawyer details case that the family is trying to make and the reply of the Israelis that the land is to be used by Jews and Jews only, you are not a member of the public that this land is to serve. The next part follows Fisk's journey to Acre where he finds the home of the Palestinian exiled in Lebanon. He goes to the home and finds an Israelis living there who moved in two years after he was forced into exile and was unable to return. Fisk then travels to Poland and the town where this Israeli was originally from and then to the Treblinka concentration camp where his mother was killed.
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Beirut to Bosnia: Muslims and the West Tape 3 - To the Ends of the Earth-Parts One, Two and Three
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  • Producer: A Chameleon/Barraclough Carey. Production for Channer Four and Discovery Channel
  • Original Credits: Written and Presented by Robert Fisk. Producer Dennis Walsh. Director Michael Dutfield. Archive: NBC, BBC, INA.
  • A personal journey by Robert Fisk of the Independent.
  • In this part of the series Fisk starts out in Egypt describing the violence perpetrated against tourists there in the early 1990's. Includes footage of the assassination of President Sadat by Islamic fundamentalists as well as interviews with members of the Gama'a Islamiyya about the attempts to create an Islamic state. Discusses the divide between the rich and poor, as well as the police role in torturing Islamic suspects. Also, details the disastrous effects on the tourist trade in Egypt. Part two has Fisk travelling to Bosnia, where the Islamic faith is under siege by Serbian and Croat forces. He discusses the war's effects on the Bosnia Muslim population and the loss of faith that help from the West will come. Film was made when Sarajevo under siege still by Serb forces. Interviews with Bosnian civilians and UN military personnel about the situation of the bombardment. Includes footage from the hospitals in Sarajevo that document the daily carnage caused by the sniper fire. Interviews with Bosnia Muslim fighters in Sarajevo, as well as some background on the history of Islam in Bosnia. A Muslim cleric comments on the feelings of betrayal the Bosnia Muslims have towards the west. Part three begins with a trip to the North of Bosnia where Fisk describes the Serb offensive as ethnic cleansing and a push to steal the Muslim land. He visits a mosque that he had visited a year before that was not destroyed with the Imam gone missing. Fisk excoriates Western governments for ignoring the problems of Muslims in the Middle East. Ends with Bosnian Muslims being sent into exile, powerful symbolic images of people being put on trains and sent away.
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Part 1: CNN: A Conversation with the President of Iran - Part 2: 60 Minutes: Massacre in Algeria - [1998 Jan. 7]
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  • Part 1: A special report presentation, interview with Mohammed Khatami, the President of Iran, first interview with a worldwide TV network, interview conducted in Tehran by reporter Christiane Amanpour.
  • Part 2: Astounding reports of terrorist massacres in Algeria, reported on by Christiane Amanpour and 60 minutes.
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Iran Bombs Iraq [1993 Jan. 7]
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  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • For centuries Kurdish nomads have freely crossed the mountainous borders which officially split their homeland. Iran is determined to divide up the Kurds and is spending millions on new roads and military bases along its border with Iraq. It wants to quench support among the Iraqi Kurds for the separatist Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI). KDPI fighters have based themselves in villages in Northern Iraq in preparation for their campaign in Iran. From their mountain vantage points Kurds watch Iranian shells destroy their homes. Torn apart between four countries, the shelling is a stark reminder of just how vulnerable the Kurdish nation is.
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Turkey - PKK Fighters [1991 Jan.7]
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  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • Kurdish officials in Turkey wonder whether Saddam Hussein will ever sign an agreement for true Kurdish autonomy. The fight for a Kurdish state has been led for over forty years by wealthy landowners. But now a new force has emerged; the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), or Kurdish Workers’ Party. This film follows the PKK as they move along the mountainous border between Turkish and Iraqi Kurdistan. The border between Turkey and Iraq has been swept away by the UN-declared safe-haven and the PKK are garnering support from Iraqi Kurds. The PKK teach a Maoist philosophy to their recruits and, uniquely among Middle Eastern people, the women study, live and fight along with the men.
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Iraq - Kurdish Infighting [1996 Jan. 10]
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  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • A story of betrayal and Saddam’s revenge remaining deeply pertinent despite ongoing fighting and shifting territories. In a poignant inquiry into the strange wars of Kurdistan, the lush Babylonian mountains of Northern Iraq host again the ancient rivalry which has bedeviled the Kurdish regions. The fighting between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) was triggered by the former’s deal with Saddam. Massoud Barzani, the KDP leader, and architect of the Kurdish deal with Saddam, insists he would not have dealt with the Iraqi leader if the West had agreed to assist the Kurds of Iraq. The aim of the Iraqi National Congress, a Kurdish organisation run closely with the US, is to destabilise Saddam Hussein. At their compound in Erbil Kurds who helped the Iraqi National Congress (INC) still live in fear of Iraqi agents in the town. Hundreds of their compatriots were executed by the Iraqis when the KDP Kurds and the Iraqi troops first took the city. Barzani, the KDP leader, denies that Iraqi agents are still in Kurdistan. In Halabja memories of the gas attack in 1988 are still fresh. The ruins and survivors of those terrible days remind everyone just how bad things could get if Saddam comes back.
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Iraq - Depleted Uranium [1999 Jan. 6]
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  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • The fallout from depleted uranium shells used in the Gulf War is today a political hotcake. What is the reality of depleted uranium (DU) pollution in Iraq and what effects are in store for Kosovans and Serbs? In the hospitals of Basra doctors are speaking of a crime against humanity. Flicking though his casebook from the last four years, Doctor Abdul Karin shows pictures of babies born without skin, with over-sized heads and with noses where a mouth should be. Doctors here firmly point the finger of blame at the Allies’ use of Depleted Uranium shells during the Gulf War. Over a million rounds of the weapon were fired during the short and decisive round of bombing. Favoured for its armour piercing qualities, a DU bomb penetrates its target with intense radioactive heat, incinerating its victims. “It’s . . . a flash, bang sort of toaster,” describes Nuclear Consultant John Range. Once detonated DU particles remain radioactive for 4000 million years. Irradiated particles travel on the wind polluting water and soil and entering the food chain. If the Iraqi doctors here are right, the West is responsible for immense suffering. Jisn Mohamed is in hospital for her third caesarean. She’s already borne four deformed babies. “We’ll see what they bring out of me . . . I’m very scared, in fact I’m petrified.” Lying on her bed after the operation, without painkillers thanks to economic sanctions, the doctors have to tell her that her baby is again deformed and probably won’t survive. British investigators into Gulf War syndrome deny that DU could be responsible for the scale of cancers and congenital defects afflicting Iraq. DU in the quantities used in the shells should not, they say present a serious hazard. Tests on British soldiers have produced “no convincing evidence that Uranium represents a hazard to people.” So could the reasons for Iraq’s health problems lie elsewhere, including Saddam Hussein's own use of chemical weapons? We speak exclusively to former head of Iraqi intelligence Wafiq Samarrai. He claims that Saddam is using the issue of DU as propaganda, to arouse international indignation and force the West to finally abolish economic sanctions. Iraq, he says, was already heavily contaminated before the Allies dropped their DU bombs. Chemical weapons were used against Iran and the Kurds in the North. But with government minders following every move in Iraq it’s difficult to get to the truth. Depleted uranium has now been used in the heart of Europe. The same questions about cancer rates and birth defects will soon be being asked in Kosovo. And the true danger represented by depleted uranium is set to become an increasingly controversial topic. Especially if it turns out that the West which has accused Saddam Hussein of amassing weapons of mass destruction, has itself used radioactive and chemically toxic weapons against Iraq.
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Kuwait - An Oily War [1996 Jan. 3]
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  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • Metal towers, topped by roaring flames, rise up out of a flat, gravely desert. This is one of Kuwait’s many oil fields. In less than 5 years the black, viscous substance that took Kuwait and the West to war rebuilt Kuwait city. In defence of Kuwait’s promise to introduce democratic reform after the war, a member of the ruling Al Sabah family rejects ‘Western democracy’ but maintains that open debate operates through parliament, the press and private gatherings. In opulent tents and gilded palaces, the ruling elite of Kuwait meet to play cards and to discuss sex, religion and politics. By Arab standards, this offers a model of political freedom. Kuwaitis are a minority in their own country. They live off the menial work of ‘guest workers.’ Before the war, 400,000 Palestinians were part of this workforce until Yasser Arafat’s dealings with Saddam Hussein turned them all into collaborators. Near the Iraqi border, a UN force from Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations, holds fort for one of the richest. All the ceremonial garb and military band playing does little to diminish the threat that Saddam Hussein still poses for this small, oil rich state.
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Iraq - Sanctioned and Suffering [2000 Jul. 17]
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  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • It's 1000 km journey from Jordan to Baghdad, the only way to enter the sanctioned city. When international sanctions were placed on Iraq, the country was allowed to sell oil for food, medicine, and humanitarian supplies for the people. But we speak to the former UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Hans Von Sponeck, to get the full story. "We know goods are entering the country…we have no control . . . this is really a hypocrisy." It's become a war of propaganda on both sides. Saddam Hussein will smuggle out about a billion dollars worth of oil this year, which he will spend keeping his men well-fed and well-armed. Almost a decade after sanctions were imposed, Iraq's first-world health care has been reduced to third-world disaster. "We used to have 2-3 deaths per week . . . now 2 to 3 deaths every day," says one disheartened doctor. Both sides accuse the other of this mess. Who's to blame?
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Kuwait-Delicate Diplomacy [1998 Feb. 24]
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  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • Memories of the 1990 Iraqi invasion are still fresh in the minds of Kuwaitis. A Kuwaiti mother tells us of her daily pain. Her son is still a POW in Iraq. If she could get to Iraq she tells us, “If I see Saddam I will kiss his feet to release my son.” But the Kuwaiti government knows its security lies in kissing America’s feet not Saddams'. “We are a small nation, we cannot defend ourselves.” As long as Saddam reigns they can’t feel completely secure in their desert island of wealth and privelege. But while the tension continues their wildly pro-US stance sours relations elsewhere. Throughout the Arab world the anger is more frequently over Israeli aggression and not Iraqi. In his Baqra shop, the local butcher reiterates the commonly aired sentiment. “You call Saddam a dictator and say he starves the Iraqi people, but what about the Palestinian people? Or don’t the Palestinian people have the right to live freely and peacefully.”
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Iraq Marshes-A Good Reason for Sanctions [1992 Jan. 1]
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  • Producer: Journeyman Pictures
  • See also ME083.
  • A leading Iraqi human rights activist Dr Al Hakim visits the Marshes in the extreme south of Iraq and finds evidence of an escalating military campaign against the Marsh Arabs. The jet fighter attacks stopped after the no-fly zone was declared but the Iraqis still shell the Arabs by mortar. Like the Iranians the marsh people are Shia Muslims whereas the Iraqis are Sunnis. Most families are missing relatives and people have been tortured and every day Iraq is closer to destroying their fragile existence. The Iraqis are also draining the Marsh Arabs’ homeland by diverting the rivers which feed it. Contains shocking pictures of an execution of three Kurds by Iraqi soldiers, and black and white footage of Iraqi attacks on another of its minority groups, the Kurds, in 1988.
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CBC TV News In Review: The Persian Gulf Crisis
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:15:18] (2 copies))
  • Aired 1990 Sep.
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CBC TV News In Review: The Persian Gulf Oil Crisis
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:09:38] (2 copies))
  • Aired 1990 Nov.
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CBC TV News In Review: The Persian Gulf War
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:17:45] (2 copies))
  • Aired 1991 Mar.
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CBC TV News In Review: The Persian Gulf War -Aftermath
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:13:24] (2 copies))
  • Aired 1991 Apr.
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CBC TV News In Review: Desert Fox - Degrading Saddam Hussein?
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:14:23] (2 copies))
  • Aired 1999 Feb.
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CBC TV News In Review: The Path to the War in the Persian Gulf
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:21:19] (2 copies))
  • Aired 1991 Feb.
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CBC TV News In Review: The Kurds Another Displaced People
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:10:28] (2 copies))
  • Aired 1991 May
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CNN-The Unfinished War [2001 Feb. 1]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:00:00] (2 copies))
  • CNN Documentary on the aftermath of the Gulf War and the ability of Saddam Hussein to stay in power despite the force arrayed against him.
  • See web site
  • Ten years ago, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein pledged his troops to the "Mother of all Battles," but Operation Desert Storm then quickly drove his armies from Kuwait. Yet, despite Iraq's crushing military collapse and a decade of crippling sanctions, Hussein still holds power in Iraq, seemingly unshaken by plots to eliminate him.
  • In the decade since the end of Desert Storm, much has changed. Iraq, once an outcast on the world stage, is now coming in from the cold.
  • The once-united Western alliance has given way to a divided United Nations. Hussein has ruled Iraq for almost 25 years. Some say with an iron hand.
  • "I think Saddam as a person represents one of the darkest forces in modern Arab history," says U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Welch. "Here is a person who, for the sake of his own grasp for power and ambition, has been willing to execute hundreds, thousands, of his own citizens.
  • Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft believes that Hussein is "one of the most ruthless people that the world has ever seen."
  • "One of the reasons he has been so successful," Scowcroft says, "is that he terrifies everyone who works for him - like personally executing people in front of his colleagues, or having somebody execute his best friend to show his loyalty."
  • Said K. Aburish, author of "Saddam Hussein: The Politics of Revenge," calls the Iraqi leader "a thug." "But a thug who is the most methodical Arab leader of this century," he adds. Aburish says Hussein is tribal in his thinking.
  • "You can look at him as two people - a man who operates out of the 17th century. And a man whose foot is in the 20th century and he's marching very fast into the 21st century," Aburish explains.
  • And time and again, his ambitions for himself and for his nation have led him into conflict. In 1980, Iraq started an eight-year war with neighboring Iran. That prolonged battle left Iraq in dire economic straits. So Hussein borrowed money from his Arab neighbors, including Kuwait. When Kuwait began to call in those debts and pump oil from a disputed border field, Hussein responded by flexing his muscles, again.
  • On 1990 Aug. 2, Iraqi troops crossed the border into Kuwait. "What was at work at that particular time was the fact that he's insulted by people who are not entitled to insult him," Aburish explains.
  • So when he felt insulted by the Kuwaitis, Aburish says, he went in to teach them a lesson. "World politics overall, the reaction of the West, he didn't think of that one single bit," says Aburish. "His tribal mind superseded his modern mind in that case." In fact, Hussein's squabble with Kuwait triggered the world's largest military operation since World War II. In response to the Iraqi aggression, a military coalition of 34 countries was formed. The United States, Great Britain, France and Russia, with the crucial support of Arab nations like Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt, drew up their forces in the deserts to the south and west of Iraq and Kuwait.
  • The entire Middle East appeared to be at risk from Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. He had an active nuclear weapons program, hundreds of short- and medium-range missiles and an arsenal of chemical munitions.
  • Plus, Iraq's military had used poison gas against the Iranians during the Iran-Iraq War (Iran also used chemical weapons during the conflict). Hussein has also used mustard gas against his own people in the Kurdish town of Halabja, where hundreds died. According to Physicians for Human Rights, trace elements of the nerve agent sarin were discovered after an assault on the village of Birjinni.
  • As the Gulf War began, there was widespread fear that Hussein would try to escalate the conflict by using non-conventional weapons. Over the course of the war, more than 70 SCUD missiles would strike targets in Israel and the Gulf states. But in the end, Hussein never did launch, as many had feared he might, a non-conventional warhead.
  • Nevertheless, the fears and suspicions of the international community did not go away after Iraq succumbed to Desert Storm. They led the United Nations Security Council to adopt Resolution 687, empowering a unique team of U.N. inspectors to destroy Iraq's capacity to use or make such weapons. The strict economic sanctions imposed on Iraq since the invasion of Kuwait were to remain in place until full compliance was assured.
  • An international group of scientists, engineers and weapons specialists assembled to ensure Iraq complied with U.N. Security Council demands to disclose, destroy or render harmless all weapons of mass destruction.
  • The team was called the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM).
  • In 1991, the first UNSCOM weapons inspectors began work in Iraq. Former U.S. Marine intelligence specialist Scott Ritter was one of them.
  • "The inspection I was involved in was a no-notice, intrusive, on-site inspection, designed to uncover evidence of how Iraq was hiding their weapons," explains Ritter. "We didn't expect them to cooperate. We knew it would be confrontational."
  • Ritter adds, "But we're like the proverbial camel. Once you let her nose in under the tent, we're coming in. You're not going to stop us. And once the Iraqis started admitting a lie, we were on them."
  • UNSCOM's detective work revealed indisputable evidence of both chemical and biological weapons.
  • As the U.N. inspectors worked alongside their Iraqi counterparts, the level of cooperation and tolerance varied.
  • But by 1993, at the chemical weapons decommissioning site of Al-Muthana, the very scientists who had overseen the manufacture of Hussein's chemical weapons were overseeing their destruction.
  • Thousands of artillery shells loaded with toxic chemicals, as well as tons of bombs and rockets, went up in smoke.
  • Perhaps the most accepted measure of UNSCOM's success is the fact that it destroyed more of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction than were eliminated by the combined forces of Desert Storm. Despite all the progress being made, however, the weapons inspectors knew they were at work on a giant jigsaw puzzle and that many of the key pieces were still missing.
  • "We [had] come to an interesting problem. Because the Iraqis didn't fully cooperate from the beginning, there's always going to be this level of mistrust," says Ritter. "UNSCOM's never going to fully believe what the Iraqis are putting on the table."
  • The UNSCOM team became convinced that Iraq was still concealing parts of its arsenal. Iraq strenuously denied the accusations.
  • When UNSCOM did eventually find its smoking gun, it came from a most unexpected source: the family of President Saddam Hussein.
  • In 1995 Aug., Saddam Hussein's two sons-in-law - together with his daughters - defected. One of them, Hussein Kamel, had been in charge of Iraq's secret weapons concealment operations. He started to reveal the inner workings of the Iraqi armaments program as soon as he arrived in Jordan.
  • "We were ordered to hide everything from the beginning. And indeed a lot of information was hidden and many files were destroyed in the nuclear chemical and biological programs," Kamel told CNN after his defection.
  • "These were not individual acts of concealment, but they were the result of direct orders from the Iraqi head of state."
  • Baghdad moved quickly to defuse the situation. They turned over a hoard of documents, claiming that Kamel had stashed them away on a chicken farm, without the authority of the leadership. The boxes contained a treasure trove of information on every aspect of Iraq's weapons programs.
  • "It is generally believed that the Iraqi government feared that he would reveal a number of things from Jordan and that they decided that they would preempt this, that they would discover the files in the chicken farm and place the blame on him," explains Dr. Hans Blix, executive chairman of the U.N. Monitoring and Verification Commission.
  • UNSCOM now had a detailed roadmap of Iraq's biological and chemical weapons concealment program.
  • After the disclosures, Kamel hoped he would find a new life outside Iraq. But Kamel's hope turned to despair. After weeks languishing in Jordan as guests of the late King Hussein, the two brothers allowed themselves to be lured back home with promises of mercy. It was a fatal mistake. They died in a shootout in Baghdad. The incident was later described in Iraq as a family matter.
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Testimony of Mish'al Mubarak
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:25:00] (3 copies))
  • Language: Arabic
  • Original Credits: Obtained from Social Development Office, Kuwait
  • Tape entitled "Those who have survived the Iraqi aggression." The tape is the testimony of Mr. Misha'l Mubarak and his experience undergoing torture during the Iraqi invasion and occupation of Kuwait.
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Testimony of Bader al-Qurqawi
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:25:00] (3 copies))
  • Original Credits: Obtained from Social Development Office, Kuwait
  • Tape entitled "Those who have survived the Iraqi aggression." The tape is the testimony of Mr. Bader al-Qurqawi and his experience undergoing torture during the Iraqi invasion and occupation of Kuwait.
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Video-cassette ME164
Testimony of Abdul Reda al-Ramzi
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:25:00] (4 copies))
  • Original Credits: Obtained from Social Development Office, Kuwait
  • Tape entitled "Those who have survived the Iraqi aggression." The tape is the testimony of Mr. Abdul Reda Al-Ramzi and his experience undergoing torture during the Iraqi invasion and occupation of Kuwait.
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Confession of Iraqi Security Officer Khalid al-Janabi
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:30:00] (2 copies))
  • Interview of unknown provenance with Khalid al-Janabi former security officer with the Iraqi Mukhabarat.
  • Dated 2000 Sep. 9.
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Video-cassette ME166
IMI Interview with Khalid al-Janabi
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:30:00] (Box 347: 1 copy; Box 409: 1 original; Box 410: 1 original))
  • Interview by IMI Middle East Archivist with Khalid al-Janabi former security officer with the Iraqi Mukhabarat, from 2001 Jan. 6 in Amman Jordan.
  • Originals on 2 Mini DVD Tapes.
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Human Rights Alliance Press Conference Montage Edited Version with Titles
(NTSC Betacam SP [TRT:0:05:00])
  • Original Credits: Editor: Dawn Griffiths
  • Cutdown with titles of Tape #137 montage of the IMI collection on Iraq made for general usage at press conferences organized by the Human Rights Alliance.
  • Not to be given out or broadcast in any form.
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When Human Beings Lose Principles and Morals
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:10:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Social Development Office. Kuwait
  • Original Credits: Obtained from Social Development Office, Kuwait
  • Video montage of Kuwait after and during the invasion and occupation by Iraq, which preceded the Gulf War.
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Video-cassette ME169
Kuwait Resistance Video and CNN Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:30:00] (original))
  • Original Credits: Host: John Sweeney CNN
  • CNN news broadcast made during the occupation of Kuwait by Iraq about the Kuwaiti Resistance Movement, including interviews with resistance fighters and government officials concerning what is described as a movement.
  • Also CNN reports on the lead up to the Gulf War, with Javier Perez de Cuellar.
  • Interview with George Bush about the occupation.
  • Jesse Jackson with hostages, press conference at Dulles Airport.
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Video-cassette ME170
Al-Dimar fi al-Mudaris wa al-Aswaq min Athar al-Ghazwa
(PAL VHS [TRT:2:05:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Kuwait Television
  • Original Credits: Obtained from Kuwait Television 2001 Jan.
  • Destruction of the universities and markets during the occupation of Kuwait.
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Video-cassette ME171
Kan wa Yakun
(PAL VHS [TRT: 00:30:00](2 copies))
  • Producer: Kuwait Television
  • Original Credits: Obtained from Kuwait Television 2001 Jan.
  • Once upon a time, the story of the invasion of Kuwait.
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Video-cassette ME172
Meta Yaqoduna: When Are They Going To Return
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:25:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Social Development Office, Kuwait
  • Original Credits: Obtained from the National Committee for Martyrs and POW Affairs
  • When do they return, documentary about the missing Kuwaitis.
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Video-cassette ME173
Those Who Have Survived
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:49:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Millwood Productions
  • Original Credits: Obtained from the National Committee for Martyrs and POW Affairs
  • Testimony from Kuwaitis who lived through the occupation by Iraq.
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Video-cassette ME174
Athar ad-Dimar lil-Ghazwa Al-Iraqi
(PAL VHS [TRT:1:20:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Kuwait Television
  • Remains of institutions during the atrocities of Iraq. Shots of ruined buildings destroyed during the Iraqi occupation including the Palaces of the Kuwaiti rulers.
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Video-cassette ME175
The Remaining-Stories about Iraqi Culture Now
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:35:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Obtained from the Iraqi National Accord
  • The General Union of Iraqi Writers and Journalists produced documentary about the state of Iraqi artists in forced exile, performed by Salah Salihi.
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Video-cassette ME176
Situation of the Families of the Missing
(PAL VHS [TRT: 01:30:00](2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Obtained from the National Committee for Martyrs and POW Affairs
  • Testimonies by family members of the 600 Kuwaiti prisoners of war held in Iraq.
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Video-cassette ME177
(PAL VHS [TRT: 01:00:00])
  • Producer: Ministry of Defense, Kuwait
  • Original Credits: Obtained from the Kuwait Armed Forces, Dept. of Moral Guidance and Public Relations
  • The catastrophe, what happened to the armed forces during the invasion of Kuwait.
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Video-cassette ME178
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:45:00])
  • Destruction of various colleges and governmental offices during the invasion of Kuwait, the Catastrophe.
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Athar al-Adawan
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:42:00])
  • Original Credits: Obtained from Kuwait Television
  • Shots of historical monuments destroyed or damaged during the invasion as well as shots of burning oil fields in Kuwait, caused by the Iraqis.
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Kuwait-The Aftermath
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:58:00])
  • Producer: Sunset Editing Inc.
  • Original Credits: Footage from Kuwait Television. Producer: Milt York
  • Shots of injured people, documentary about the situation of the Kuwaitis during the war, documentation of the destruction inflicted on Kuwait by the Iraqis. Testimony of Kuwaitis about their experience during the war.
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Destruction of the University
(PAL VHS [TRT: 2:00:00])
  • Footage of the University in Kuwait destroyed during the invasion and occupation of Kuwait, dated 1991 Apr. 20.
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Introduction to the Kuwait Social Development Organization
(PAL VHS [03:00:00])
  • Original Credits: Obtained from Social Development Office
  • Short film about the Social Development Organization and its mandate to help Kuwaiti's who are suffering with the psychological after effects of the invasion and occupation.
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Video-cassette ME183
Blind Hatred
(PAL VHS [02:00:00])
  • Story of the effects on children and the education system caused by the Iraqi invasion and occupation of Kuwait.
  • Made by the Ministry of Education.
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Video-cassette ME184
Satire of Saddam Hussein
(PAL VHS [:02:00:00])
  • Play done by the Kuwaitis satirizing Saddam Hussein and his cruelty.
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Kuwait Images
(PAL VHS [TRT: 00:10:00])
  • Tourist video on Kuwait.
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Arab Awakenings-Egypt "The Pull of East and West"
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:23:00])
  • Producer: Rapid Pictures.
  • Original Credits: World News Link
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Arab Awakenings-Egypt "Thoughts of Democracy"
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:23:00])
  • Producer: Rapid Pictures.
  • Original Credits: World News Link
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Arab Awakenings-"The Palestinians' Quest for Land and Identity"
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:23:00])
  • Producer: Rapid Pictures.
  • Original Credits: World News Link
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Arab Awakenings-"Dubai-Racing Ahead"
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:23:00])
  • Producer: Rapid Pictures.
  • Original Credits: World News Link
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Saddam Hussein: Defying the World
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:34:00] (3 copies))
  • Producer: Strand VCI Entertainment
  • Original Credits: Reporter: Nicholas Owen. Picture Research: Georgina Hamilton-Fletcher. Producer: Chris Sheridan
  • From 1990.
  • Charts Saddam Hussein's rise to power and discusses his political opportunism, the atrocities committed by his government, and the invasion of Kuwait. Begins with the footage from the first day of the invasion of Kuwait dated 1990 Feb. 8, quite extensive amateur footage. Includes stock historical footage from early Iraqi history, including the colonial involvement of America and Britain, includes shots of Al-Qassem and other figures in the early nationalist history of Iraq and details Saddam's rise to power. Also tells the story of the takeover of the Ba'ath party after the 67 war against Israel and the rise of Colonel Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr. Footage of al-Bakr meeting with Soviet leaders and Saddam meeting with other world leaders, shots of Saddam with Tito and Franco, as well as Hafez al-Assad. Also details the events of the First Gulf War between Iraq and Iran, shots of soldiers with gas masks and footage of soldiers who had undergone exposure to chemical weapons. Includes details of the shipping in the Gulf and the Farzad Bazoft case in which a British journalist was put to death for spying, as well as Saddam's attempts to smuggle nuclear triggers and the infamous super gun. Also included the lead up to the Kuwaiti invasion and the Gulf War.
  • His name means "one who confronts." With his invasion of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein has lived up to this moniker, earning Iraq the condemnation of the rest of the civilized world and prompting oil-importing nations and OPEC members alike to prepare for war. This visual biography charts Hussein's bloody but inexorable rise to power, his penchant for calculated atrocities and the shrewd opportunism that has made him such a menace to world stability.
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Deir Yassin-The Agony
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:19:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Produced by Press House. Executive Producer: Vision for Art Productions. Directed by: Eyad Al-Daoud
  • Story of the massacre of Palestinians by Israelis at the village of Deir Yassin in 1948 from the point of view of the survivors.
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Minarets in the Face of Destruction: An Eyewitness
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:51:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Producer: Vision for Art Productions. Director: Eyad Al-Daoud
  • Documentary about the cultural heritage of minarets and mosques that were destroyed in Palestine by the Israelis.
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The End of Eden
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:14:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Cafe Productions
  • Original Credits: Written and Directed By: Michael Yorke. Executive Producer: Andre Singer. Producer: Nayla Abdo. Narration: David Schonman.
  • Documentary detailing the history of the marsh Arabs, concentrating at their persecution at the hands of the regime of Saddam Hussein, including the brutal repression of the uprising following the Gulf War.
  • With help by and thanks to:
  • Al Khoei Foundation
  • Dawa Islamic Party
  • Documentation Centre of Human Rights in Iraq
  • Isabelle Guidolin
  • Walter Helfer
  • I.R.A.C.
  • Baudouin Koenig
  • Mayavision
  • Tony Shupin
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Amar International Charitable Foundation
  • Archive:
  • Alain St.-Hilaire
  • British Crown@MOD
  • Eosat, Lanham, Maryland USA
  • Gulf War Victims
  • I.R.A.C.
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)
  • NDR
  • Nicholoson Productions
  • Point du Jour
  • Pitt River Museum
  • Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (SCIRI)
  • Spot Images @CNES 1986-1995
  • Spot ImageDistribution France
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Al-Quds wa 'Ada As-Sama'-Jerusalem The Promise of Heaven
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:55:00] (3 copies))
  • Language: Arabic/English
  • Original Credits: Produced by Vision for Art Production. Directed by Eyad Al-Daoud
  • Documentary about the occupation of Jerusalem by Israel and the influence on the daily lives of Palestinians.
  • Version A in English.
  • Version B in Arabic.
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Inside the Kill Box: Fighting the Gulf War
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:46:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Arcwelder Films Ltd. for Discovery Channel
  • Original Credits: Director, Writer, coproducer: Kurt Sayanga. Co-producer: Martha Adams
  • In the desert, there are no landmarks by which to fight. In the Gulf War with Iraq fought 10 years ago, U.S. and allied forces found their targets by graphing the desert and dividing it into "kill boxes." Go inside this complex, world of military strategy in Inside the Kill Box: Fighting the Gulf War. Featuring interviews with all of the conflict's major players, this video gets inside the critical decision-making and masterful strategizing that guided this war effort. Go deep into the campaign, beginning with Iraq's 1990 Aug. invasion of Kuwait through the 1991 Feb. cessation of hostilities. And see the war from the perspective of everyone from top U.S. and Iraqi military officials to soldiers on the front lines through extensive interviews with President George Bush, Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney, General Colin Powell, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, Iraqi military leaders, and numerous U.S. soldiers, pilots and sailors from all branches of the armed forces.
  • Includes interviews with all the conflict's major players in terms of guiding the war effort. Some include:
  • President Bush, former Commander in Chief
  • Richard Cheney, former Secretary of Defense
  • General Colin Powell
  • General Norman Shwarzkopf
  • Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft
  • Sir Peter De La Billiere, Commander of UK Forces
  • His Royal Highness (H.R.H.) Lieutenant General Prince Khaled Bin Sultan, commander of Joint Forces Command
  • Iraqi leaders, including the former chief of Iraqi military intelligence, a top general, battalion leader, infantry sniper and more
  • General Wafiq Samarahi
  • General Charles Horner
  • Admiral Stan Arthur
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Saddam's World: An Unauthorized Look at Saddam Hussein [2001 Feb. 22]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:10:00] (2 copies))
  • ABC Primetime show on Saddam Hussein's personal life and an inside view of life in Iraq, based on Joel Soler's documentary on Iraq, Uncle Saddam, utilizing his footage from the documentary, including interviews with Ahmed Chalabi, Abbas al-Janabi. Included is the story of the making of the documentary.
  • But who is the man behind the name Saddam Hussein?
  • Saddam has not spoken to an American reporter in the 10 years since the Gulf War, but French filmmaker Joel Soler recently captured some of the dictator's personal reflections by spending two months in Iraq claiming to be making a film on local architecture. Instead, the one-hour film, Uncle Saddam, reveals a man who seems to be preoccupied with . . . cleanliness.
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Saddam's Bomb [2001 Mar. 3]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:43:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Roberts and Wykeham Films, 2001. BBC
  • Original Credits: Directed and Produced by Gwynne Roberts. Editor: Fiona March
  • Gwynne Roberts documentary about the development of the Iraqi nuclear operations, claiming that Iraq actually tested a nuclear device before the Gulf War on Lake Razazza that UN investigators never visited and then failed to acknowledge. The documentary also implies that Iraq obtained the uranium from South Africa. His main source is an unidentified Iraqi nuclear scientist named "Leoni". Includes attempts to verify the identity of Leoni and his nuclear expertise, as well as the analysis of satellite photographs for evidence of the test. Includes interviews with Maurizio Zifferero, UN Action Team Leader, Arras Habb Kareem, Iraqi National Congress, Dr. Frank Barnaby, Nuclear Consultant, Dr. Hussein Sharastani, Iraqi Nuclear Scientist, Dr. Imad, Nuclear Scientist, Dr. Hans Blix, United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), Abbas Janabi.
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Al-Jazira Television Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:15:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Short report from Al-Jazira Television on the Palestinian situation and the origin of the refugee crisis after WWII, as well as Chechnya, Palestine, Syria, Iran, from late 1999, early 2000.
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Israel Accused
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 01:00:00])
  • Documentary on war crimes committed by the Israeli army in Lebanon and in particular the actions undertaken at Al-Khaim prison in southern Lebanon.
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Le Proces K: Omar Raddad
(PAL VHS [TRT:1:35:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Director: Saad Salman. Research: Saad Salman, Eve Livet
  • Documentary film about the case of Omar Raddad, a Morrocan living in France who was accused and found guilty of the murder of his boss, and elderly woman 1991 June 24. The film concentrates on the racial and ethnic dimensions of the case and the potential that he was found guilty because of these biases.
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The Dear Land from Destruction to Construction
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:16:24] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Produced by G.C.C. Joint Program Production Institution, 1992. Sent By: Dr. Sultan Al-Khalaf. P.A.A.F-National Committee for Martyrs and POW Affairs. PO Box 21422. Safat 13075. Kuwait
  • Short documentary about the history of Kuwait documenting the occupation by Iraq and the reconstruction after the withdrawal during the Gulf War. The film centers on the role of the Public Authority for Agricultural affairs who were responsible for the greening of Kuwait. Includes some footage of the occupation.
  • Made by the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources.
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The Terrorist and the Superpower
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 01:00:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Frontline and NY Times
  • Original Credits: Reporter: Lowell Bergman. Produced by Martin Smith
  • Frontline documentary about Osama Bin Laden and his engagement with the United States. Interviews with many including, Prudence Bushnell, US Ambassador to Kenya during the bombing of American Embassy in Kenya, Ahmed Sattar, who says that the United States is at war with Islam.
  • Original starts at 00:51:00.
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Desert Shield-Tape 9
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:37:00])
  • Producer: Department of Air Force. D0301VTC900536
  • Original Credits: From Defense Visual Information Center at March Air Force Base (DIVAC)
  • Shots of planes taking off from aircraft carriers, shot of a military dentist, soldiers flying in supply helicopters over the desert, Saudi and American administrative personnel at work, planes refueling in air, interviews with medical personnel, war readiness training brief sessions, shots of tanks and other war machinery in the desert, also machinery being loaded onto ships, soldiers building trenches in the desert, interviews with soldiers guarding bases, shots of desert at night with infrared, stopping a vehicle and checking the identification of the soldier, tape cuts.
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Desert Shield-Tape 10
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:59:18])
  • Producer: Department of the Air Force. Tape ID#D0301-VTC-90-0536
  • Original Credits: From Defense Visual Information Center at March Air Force Base (DIVAC)
  • Tape 10 covers portion of activities and events before Desert Storm. Shows USMC AV-8Bs taking off ship; 56th Tactical Air Command (TAC) Hospital Team performing neck surgery; patriot missile launchers; stinger missile launchers; United States Air Force (USAF) E-3A Air Warning and Control System (AWACS) landing; weather facilities; Sheridan M5 tanks; F-15C; UH-60A; OH-58D; Bae Hunter; KC-10; General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, III; refueling of F-117A from KC-135. Includes speech by General Michael J. Dugan.
  • Individual scenes include Series of scenes, in flight USAF E-3A Air Warning and Control System (AWACS) landing right; taxiing to stop; maintenance crew pushing with tow vehicle; placing chocks, crew deplaning; maintenance crew performing maintenance. Camels crossing in front of parked OH-58D, in desert. Various desert shots, showing marshal signaling as UH-60A lifts up, flies right, stirring up blowing sand. Various shots, Military Police (MP) inspecting Arab van before it enters Allied compound; includes opening and closing gate. Interior facility, female airmen talking about weather in Saudi. Various shots inside weather facility, showing airmen at computers; one is studying weather maps; another one looking at charts. Various shots, troops with gear and weapons offloading from CH-47C on desert; rotors are turning; troops marching away; several collapse from heat exhaustion and are treated by colleagues. Various shots unidentified captain talking into camera about munitions / weapons crew; pan to F-15C parked in below ground level ramp, pit; maintenance crew performing maintenance. Various shots, sidewinder missile on F-15C, then pan of area; sidewinder missiles on wheeled carriers. Interior facility, 20 mm munitions on conveyor belt and troops inspecting munitions. View of area, patriot missile launchers and F-15C parked in below ground level ramp, or pit. Various shots, maintenance crew performing Foreign Object Damage (FOD) walk. Various shots of Sheridan M5 type light tanks parked in sand; soldiers relaxing. Interior facility, troops using various types communications equipment. Airmen uploading Sidewinder missile on aircraft at night. Various shots, troops with gas masks at compound gate. Various shots, troops uploading bags, supposed to be mail, onto parked UH-60A. Various shots, decontamination team hosing down parked OH-58D. OH-58D lifting off right from ramp. CU, OH-58D landing on ramp, hosed down by decontamination team. Various desert shots, troops practicing ground warfare with M16s and M60s; crawling under, cutting barbed wire; running. CU - MS,, BAe Hunter taxiing left, then right, tail away on desert runway, country unknown. Master Sergeant Arthur De Roges from 438th Military Airlift Command (MAC), Airlift Control Squadron, Mission Support Team, talking about deployment, speech cut short. Various shots, black smoke in background; troops running; fire trucks spraying water; CU, interview with airman saying what he saw: thinks it was F-16 and he saw two parachutes eject. Also interview with Staff Sargent Paye from Hill Air Force Base, saying he saw two ejections but doesn`t know what aircraft it was. Various shots USAF KC-10 in flight, landing left; taxiing right; KC-10 and F-16C on ground in foreground; intercut with CU, F-16A from Hill AFB on ramp in foreground. Sequence, F-4Gs refueling from KC-135A, as seen from boom operator`s position. Sequence, British Sepecat Jaguar taxiing; taking off right, flying left, various angles; seen from chase aircraft, Royal Air Force (RAF) designation GRI. Interiors facility, Major Colonel, 4th TFW Hospital, Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, explaining mass casualty exercises. Interior facility, Major Nigg, female, talking about gym facilities and recreation center. People working out in background. Includes close-up of people using exercise equipment; and riding stationary bikes. Interior facility, Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney, talking to unidentified military personnel. Sign: WARNING RESTRICTED AREA. Note: This is facility Secretary Cheney is in, but it`s not identified. Sequence, facility door opens, Secretary Cheney and Very Important Persons (VIP) exit; walking to camouflage netting area; talking to press.
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  • 01-00-00-15
  • Travelling shots of Kanan inside car towards Turkish border.
  • External shots through car window at bleak flat landscape.
  • 01-03-03-21-4
  • Kanan in car/shots through side window, overtaking lorry, back view of driver.
  • Through windscreen.
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  • Zakho
  • 02:00-03-20 Night time shots of steam laundry.
  • Exit shots of street - people walking, cars passing, exterior (ext.) of Baghdad hotel shop, shadowy figures outside shop - standing then walking past.
  • 02-02-55-12 Kanan walks along pavement, cars and lorry passing inside shop with shopkeeper and man looking at camera initially, pavement shots of people including children on pavement.
  • Poster of Barzani on shop window.
  • Kanan looks into shop window and walks past.
  • Kanan into pool bar.
  • 02-05-49-21 Various shots of pool game.
  • Kurdish TV and screen with stills of Kurdistan. Singer.
  • Kanan watches tv in tea house.
  • General views (gvs.) of Kanan in tea house. Kanan talks animatedly.
  • Kanan talks to camera - soft shot - on first impressions.
  • Sound and content not brilliant.
  • 02-12-00-14 Shots from car of headlamps.
  • Travelling shots - lights in distance through windscreen of
  • passing vehicles.
  • Burning fire through windscreen.
  • Out of car shots of fire and figures around it.
  • Face of smiling boy in glow of fire. Gvs. of fire.
  • Headlights of passing vehicle pan to fire.
  • 02-16-14-04 Ext. of houses and hotel with lit parts.
  • 02-17-59-00 Kanan walks around traffic island slogan which he reads out.
  • "We want each Iraqi to have his conscience watch over him."
  • Hotel wall slogan. "Discipline is necessary."
  • 02-21-05-04 Exterior of PRO office - people standing outside Kurdistan Relief Association sign.
  • 02-22-54-19 Travelling shots to first destroyed - Anfal - village across earth track. Landrover stops and then moves overhill. Shot of driver.
  • Ext. shots of countryside.
  • 02-26-33-19--00 Kanan in back of landrover.
  • 02-29-21-02 Villager leads Kanan along track to destroyed village.
  • "This was his house" - says Kanan - and is led to heap of rubble.
  • Villager points and talks - Gvs. of overgrown terrain, Thistles.
  • 02-31-06-03 Man walks through to rubble and is followed by camera. He talks about his home, and then repeats what he has said. Shot of feet standing on rubble and then pan. Villager talks to Kanan atop rubble about anfal. (Translation needed of conversation.) Villager: "That's Mangesh over there . . ."
  • Wide shot of area.
  • 02-35-42-08 Tracking behind villager through thistles. Concreted well and villager talks.
  • Tracking behind villager walking towards destroyed school.
  • Villager says he feel broken hearted: "I feel dead too."
  • 02-40-32-12 Shots through windscreen of landrover along main highway towards Sarseng.
  • 02-41-16-22 Sarseng Tractor drives past. Through windscreen shots along main road car ahead.
  • 02-42-31-07 Pesh Merga in car. Driver smoking cigarette.
  • 02-43-46-05 Amadya.
  • Petrol station in Amadiya. Dumper truck arrives for petrol. Boy wheels away canister in wheelbarrow. Cars queue for petrol. Canisters stacked.
  • 02-47-53-10 Kanan (after encounter in Shaklawa): "Did you see that slimy soft-spoken polite little man? The one who came lurking up to me? 'Your venerable sir,' he said, 'who are you? Where do you come from?' 'Who did you think he was?' 'Obviously an agent, the cheapest kind.'"
  • 02-48-18-03 Broken tanks outside Shaklawa - tracking behind Kanan as he climbs up on tank. - "This is one of three tanks . . . when Masoud and 80 men . . . held back the Iraqi advance.
  • Kanan looks into tank turret. "It's all burnt to hell. Never looked inside one of these things before."
  • Shot tank, and Kanan talks: "This is a monument to one of the finer moments of the uprising."
  • Wanders around tank with Kanan into shot much later.
  • Wide shot of tank from across road.
  • Destroyed armored personal carrier (APC).
  • 02-52-36-15 Kanan walks through Shaklawa with two pesh merga shots from behind and in front - walking and looking into shops.
  • Kanan looks into shop/ shot of pesh merga. Photos of women on wall.
  • "Famous Arab actresses up there." Walks on into Shkalawa filmed from behind. Kanan climbs into landrover with Pesh merga. Car starts and drives off.
  • 03-00-18-19 Landrover approaches slowly and pulls into side of road and stops - slow. Kanan gets out and walks towards camera.
  • Another approach by landrover, stops and Kanan gets out, etc.
  • Third attempt - best - vehicle pulls over and Kanan gets out with pm., walks down road followed by guards, driver gets in and starts car. Drives away - interior shot.
  • Driver at pace.
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  • 03-01-52-16 Repeat of getting into landrover.
  • 03-19-00 Kanan at bar on roof top in Saklawa. Street shots of man with mule. Children play boule(?). General views (gvs.) at bar table.
  • 03-05-20-00 First encounter with documents in Shaklawa. Kanan walks into building and then into room. "It's a mess." files, looks at 51 files and reads out from one. Thumbs through documents.
  • Cutaways of men, one smoking. Man shows pictures of tortured man.
  • "These pictures are of dead . . ." Kanan.
  • Looks at pictures on table. Pictures taken of families. Kanan describes.
  • "This gentleman first here when room was opened."
  • Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) man talks; cutaway to bystander.
  • Another room mentioned. Man shows us files. Looks at cassettes.
  • 03-15-40-17 Kanan leaves room and walks through corridors to new supply of documents. Iron doors clanged open, find film which studied in gloom.
  • Kanan talks about letter on red cross. "Not to let members of relief agency members to travel around without permission from foreign ministry." (1991 Aug.)
  • More film studied.
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  • 03-00-06-13 Amadiya street shots, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) headquarters general views (gvs.) of building, place where anfal victims were brought initially.
  • Men standing on steps of building.
  • 03-01-16-02Is English transcription: man talking through landrover window to Kanan. Medium shot of him and Kanan. "What does word anfal mean to you?" Kanan, etc. "There is anfal in Koran."
  • Shot of man from inside landrover. "You heard it on radio?"
  • "Iraq Government . . . said we uproot revolution."
  • Kamal talks about widows who lost families.
  • 03-07-45-23 and outside.
  • Travel shots from Amadiya - Kanan in silhouette.
  • Mountains and hills.
  • 03-09-59-15 PTC English transcription: Kanan: "I've come here to look for an archive . . ."
  • 03-12-23-14 GR: You've had your first contacts. What have you told them?"
  • Kanan: "I'm feeling scared and excited at the same time dealing with very sensitive issue . . . dealing with something so explosive ..."
  • GR: "Did they warn you about your own security?"
  • Kanan: "Slipped piece of paper...only two or three people whom I can speak to."
  • GR: "How did you put the issue to them?"
  • Kanan: "Not about politics, about history . . . routinization of evil . . . way in which victims are really numbers . . . names on files . . . faceless."
  • GR: "How important to find out details of anfal?"
  • K: "Unimaginably important . . . transforms whole question. This kind of evil couldn't exist in 19th century. It's an issue that concerns everybody . . . It belongs to all of us because of the simple fact we're human beings."
  • Exterior (ext.) of Saladhin hotel.
  • 03-18-25-04 Colonel Nab and the rest of MCC climb into helicopters and leave.
  • Barzani's headquarters.
  • 03-23-07-08 English transcription: Kanan: on second meeting. Very good.
  • Also chemical and biological weapons experiments. Problems of getting access.
  • Sensitivity, tell us about informers, etc. Documents are politically dynamite, even part is better than nothing . . . opening up the body and going into the entrails tells you something new about the disease.
  • Conditions on their use. It's about memory it is about overcoming what happened to Kurds themselves, whole society is complicit, this can only be exorcised by remembering . . . it's a matter of exorcism.
  • 28:47 How affect your plans for the Kurds? For the future?
  • 03-32-25-18 Dr. Mahmoud Osman meets Kanan.
  • Dr. Mahmoud in English on meeting with Anfal, also on Sheikh Wassan and fate of survivors.
  • Also talks about chemical weapons attacks north of Kirkuk and relates it to Anfal. Mentions Shoresh and Samut near Kalar. Anfal.
  • 43-59 Brought up in negotiations. Practically told people they had killed all people. Ali Hassan Majid directly questioned by Dr. Mahmoud, responsible for anfal. "He became angry . . . this point is finished . . . that means you want to irritate me, because I was responsible . . . we are now in a new, stage . . . this question couldn't be forgotten." Also on documents.
  • 37-17 English, refers to village.
  • 49-15 The documents.
  • 50-25 K's question.
  • 51-04 Osman's answer.
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  • 04-01-39-03 General shots of Kanan entering Socialist Party headquarters and meeting Kanan.
  • Lunch with Dr. Mahmoud on the meaning of anfal and why Ba'ath chose this word. "Chose it to show people they are attacking like those against Islam. Everything permitted. They wanted to show this religiously legal."
  • 04-06-16-01 Kanan inside Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) headquarters on why he's feeling so desperate.
  • Meeting with PUK official who reschedules meeting.
  • Kanan enters PUK headquarters in Shakqlawa and comes out.
  • Jeep load of heavies with guns.
  • General street shots outside main gate.
  • Kanan in despair. "May if I don't get any documents, I should write, mail them for it, I'm upset we've been given the run-around. Typical middle eastern style of politics . . ." Two takes. Second take best.
  • PUK officials says we will only have half an hour.
  • 04-16-120-23 Street scenes of Shaklawa. N.B. white balance initially.
  • Meetings with Iraqi Shiites who sought refuge in Shaklawa, waiting for families.
  • Kanan talks to them: "They've all come from the south of Iraq."
  • Street shots of Shiites.
  • 04-22-07-20 Inside landrover - Kanan, one man came skulking up.
  • Travel shots from inside landrover. Second mention on man whom he thought was agent.
  • 04-23-58-01 Jelal Talabani. Experiments on humans with chemical and biological weapons. Jelal: "I'm sure they used them." "We have some problems with sources . . . the man will be hanged..." "some in very important posts ..." Talks about the fate of the missing. 30,0000 to 40,000 are them are children.
  • 04-28-03-16 Two shots of Talabani and Kanan on proposals to use documents for study in centre. PUK ready for full cooperation. Go to Mr. Barzani. He doesn't want to disturb relations with Baghdad. We don't want to have war in winter time.
  • Shows Talabani letters from Harvard. "We have a film. They are taking a lady.
  • (Handwritten on shot lists.)
  • Being snubbed by PUK, bigger issues than party politics.
  • 11-27 Talabani says lots of documents in hands of "people." PUK W~ba 3 has "rooms and rooms." "Of course, you can see everything." "Can we film them in the location?" "Yes."
  • Talabani promises all assistance.
  • He talks of the rape story, he talks of rape story but doesn't finish.
  • 04-00-03-13 Kanan writing diary/notes in his room in Zakho. Kanan interviews Supki in PRP. (He does not want his face shown.)
  • 04-02-35-03 First contact with Anfal story.
  • Talks about 13 people killed in front of family in village near Zakho.
  • "Nobody cares. No humanitarian organisation, no NGOs, even parties. No one gives any assistance to these people. They have been swallowed in the towns."
  • Kanan - asks about Abrush family whom we later meet. General background. One family suffered from chemical weapons attacks - families taken to prison and then, disappear.
  • Kanan: "What does Anfal mean?"
  • Off camera: "It's a holy war against the infidel, free to take women and girls."
  • K: "Trying to understand significance. Anfal is when they took everyone."
  • "It's a genocide against the Kurds."
  • Follows explanation of Ba'ath vision of anfal - "They were taking to take fish from the water."
  • Explanation of security zones being set up after 1975.
  • Reads lists.
  • 0-4-17-56-04 Shots of lists prepared by Supki.
  • Mention of Abrush family, and circumstances surrounding the 3~1 disappearance of family members. Mention of children dying in Baharka. Capture of family in 1988 Aug. Taken to Dohuk castle. Some taken to Baharka. Village demolished. Supki flicks through lists. Close up of lists.
  • 04-26-05-12 Supki: "Those people are in need of help."
  • Holds up picture of one lady who has lost two children.
  • Husband was kidnapped in 1988. One child died in prison and the other in Baharka.
  • "In Zakho alone some 5000 people have been disappeared."
  • Holds up more pictures.
  • 04-29-41-14 Abrush family: Zakho/interior. Three shots. Shirko tells how people disappeared at checkpoints outside, Mosul translating for brother. Brother tells story. Mother tells story. Picture of missing brother/father. Shot of survivors who ended up in Baharka. Exterior shots of family.
  • 04-49-46-04 General views (gvs.) of Zakho. (Wind noise.) Zoom in and out.
  • Wedding bus passes with music and little boy being dragged along by it.
  • More gvs. mountains outside Zahko. Pull back.
  • 04-52-43-09 Army fort with man praying in front of it. Two guards sitting outside fort. (Wind noise.)
  • Kanan goes up and meets them. They go inside fort.
  • Kanan is shown around. Guards are ex-soldiers but Arab.
  • Group goes up stairs.
  • "They are deserters. They are defending this police station." (Protecting water plant.)
  • K. talks to two Arab soldiers. One from Baghdad.
  • 04-57-32-07 Kanan ptc at destroyed village. Holds up piece of cloth.
  • "One way of looking at horror, something truly horrible happened here.
  • 00-39 Retake which good: "Two kinds of horror here . . . piece of cloth . . . how many such villages . . . what mind behind it . . . anfal.
  • Scale: "No-one knows . . . trying to count names . . . the secret is knowable it was systematic plan."
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  • 05-03-14-19 Dohuk Fort - where villagers were brought. People entering - long shot and pull out. Travelling shot into fort behind landrover. (Wind screen dirty.) Through main portals into sun. Shots of interior of fort. Kanan walks around. Burnt out walls, overturned vehicles. Children on balcony. Families. Woman with water container on shoulder walks into fort. Inside kitchen, Kanan ptc. "No good comes to a nation that eats more than it produces." "Slogans like this get to the mind of the regime almost as good as the papers we are looking for."
  • Retake which good.
  • Two boys look at camera. Woman washes dishes on floor.
  • General views (gvs.) of Dohuk from roadside.
  • 05-15-43-22 Wedding sequence en route to Saladhin. Kanan looks on. Bride waits in car. Travelling shots behind wedding cars.
  • 05-21-20-11 Saddam's palace from afar. The wall surrounding the enclave. Pesh merga walks by. Soldier section. Various shots. Kanan's encounter with Iraqi soldiers. Lorry drives and barbed wire replaced. Iraqi soldier walks back. Pesh merga and soldiers confront each other. Kanan asks what secrets they are concealing.
  • 05-27-38-18 Gvs. of Amadiya. Beautiful.
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  • 05-06-50-03 Talabani – on sex video shot by Muhbarat, etc., Sheikh Wassan story.
  • 9:45 Talabani and Kanan exterior shots.
  • 05-10-13-17 Asshad - "Kurdistan is not computerised." Pleading between him and Kanan in landrover.
  • 11:40 Kanan - "He wanted to bring us here at night. It's not going to be an easy matter. I just want a sense of scale."
  • Inside landrover again. Drive to the building where documents kept. "Don't bring the camera."
  • Kanan and Ashad talk in Arabic.
  • Interior: Asshad. "I'm going to Arbil with the UN."
  • K: "I want to come tonight."
  • A:"I have to go."
  • Meeting with keeper of the documents - in Arabic.
  • 24-38 Kanan explains above.
  • 27-10 Art exhibition - various grim pictures, raven picking out eyes of young girl, crucifixion scenes.
  • 35-01 Travelling shot with landrover. Exterior (ext.)
  • (Near Shaklawa.)
  • 36-15 Street scenes in Shaklawa. Landrover passes.
  • 37-18 Dusk shots of herd of sheep in Shaklawa from balcony.
  • (Same place as before - roll 2.)
  • 37-45 Kanan inside room with documents - first encounter.
  • Kanan describes their provenance.
  • "This is the section dealing with the investigation of people's thoughts?"
  • What do you mean with people's thoughts?"
  • Responses.
  • Flicking through file, Kanan studies documents. Excerpts from documents.
  • 41-31 "Densest collection of files concern those that probe into people's thoughts . . .," K
  • 42-00 Security maps.
  • 43-54 Hunting through files on floor. Excerpts.
  • Primitive filing system. "Routing business of recording . . . mixture of fact and fiction . . . is this world is or imagined to be . . . one great big jumble," etc.
  • 50-36 Masoud's visit abroad to find money and arms. Highest level of authority.
  • Kanan looking at passports of government agents. Audio cassettes of taped, bugged conversations.
  • 57-39 Housewives chat.
  • 00-30 Talabani bugged.
  • 07-00 Security magazines - one on deterioration of morality.
  • Files on "active targets . . . we have a number of interesting, etc. variety of subjects and shots.
  • External night time shot of building where documents housed.
  • 14-25 Index of saboteurs.
  • Kanan's reaction: retakes. "I'm tired, the place was real mess . . . what kind of people were employed in the security." Retake: "What we found in there was a humdrum provincial security office in a dinky little town on the edge of Iraq . . . Nothing sensational."
  • Retake: "I'm tired, the room was a mess . . . tiny little provincial town on the edges of Iraq. Provincial bureaucrats running . . ."
  • Retake: the best.
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  • Travelling shots on road to Suleimaniya - 06-01-52-00.
  • Shots of driver 06-03-09-20.
  • Travelling shots of road etc.
  • Dragon mountain 06-05-03-00.
  • Kanan inside car 06-21-13-00.
  • More travelling shots and car interior with Shalaw.
  • Visit to settlement - "concentration camp" - 06-10-40-12.
  • Police station - 06-11-11-15 PPI-fr.
  • Kanan walks around and general views (gvs.).
  • Women walking around with water containers 06-12-17-17.
  • Gvs of street.
  • Children at school cheer and wave. 06-14-41-22.
  • File back into school.
  • Seated on floor inside classrooms 06-16-01-24.
  • Classes.
  • Shalaw: talks about how Kurdish people looted the schools just as the Iraqi troops had in Kuwait - part of the Ba'ath culture - everyone for himself. 06-19-2o-00.
  • Gvs. settlement from school roof.
  • Water supply 06-20-41-19.
  • Women with water buckets on shoulders.
  • At the taps.
  • Gvs. of landscape near Suleimaniya. 06-22-1.
  • Meeting with Teimour at Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) camp - 06-26-02-19.
  • Talks to Kurdish man.
  • Walking shot 06-27-40-24; shot from back also.
  • Gvs. of camp 06-30-20-13.
  • Guards standing at main gate.
  • Kanan talks to boy. 06-32-03-00.
  • More gvs. Interior (int.) Teimour interview 06-34-21-14.
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  • Interview with Taymour at Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) base.
  • PUK officials talk about documents in Suleimaniya.
  • Also about "strange behaviour," i.e. sexual perversity, of Ba'ath. Also about anfal . . . legitimation of destruction of Halabaja 10 months before chemical attack . . . role of presidential office in issuing death certificate, etc., etc., microcassettes . . . shots from window. More PUK disclosures.
  • Outside security headquarters Suleimaniya/The eye.
  • Through main gate, burnt facade. Boys wander in. Kanan walks towards camera.
  • The anfal sign at the local post office in Suleimaniya.
  • General views (gvs.) of Suleimaniya. Inside building.
  • Ba'ath party headquarters now full of refugees. Bullet pocked walls.
  • The list of 14,000 people presented by PUK at Kirkuk base.
  • Refugees on the way to Askar.
  • Pan around Askar.
  • Gvs. of countryside, Kurd sits smoking cigarette.(Wind noise). Man prays.
  • Travelling shots with vehicles. Two men talking.
  • Interview with Shalaw's uncle about attack on Askar with chemical weapons and village survivors becoming Anfal victims.
  • Shots of Askar demolished by Iraqis.
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  • Teimour walks with Shalaw in Suleimaniya. Forward and backwards.
  • 2-43 Travelling shot through Suleimaniya from inside car.
  • Shalaw: On what happened to Anfal victims. "They didn't to kill these people inside the Kurdish areas."
  • Explains how local people came to be buried in Kurdish areas.
  • Jahsh's role.
  • 10-30 Says more than 170,000 executed at border area.
  • Talks about heads being severed, including that of mentally sick boy, and sold to government for 10,000 dinar.
  • Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) district branch - man talks about list of Anfal victims.
  • Travelling shots towards Chamchamal.
  • Refugees at side of road fleeing. "We're afraid of Army. They're bombing Chamchamal. So we left." Women washing. Refugees in back of truck.
  • Travelling shots towards Askar. Driver says he hates Jahsh.
  • Drive past ruined village - Anfal victims.
  • Askar/Goptapa - ruins, graves, Kanan looks at chemical weapons shells vistas of monument with graves of chemical weapons victims.
  • Interview with Shalaw. Pans across ruined village.
  • Kanan stands out in front of Talabani’s headquarters.
  • Interview with Shalaw's relative who tried to save family from chemical weapons with atropine injections (Kurdish).
  • Kanan says he doesn't think he's going to be able to get them out. "They're studying them from the point of view of cleaning out their own houses." Says we've been snubbed on succession of occasions . . . all they know is their private grudges.
  • Saladhin cafe.
  • Kaman: "After that charade last night, we've been snubbed four times . . . beginning to think unlikely they will come out . . . petty political interests over historic things that have been done to the Kurdish people." General views (gvs.) inside tea shop.
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Video-cassette ME222
B-Roll from "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 8A
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Video-cassette ME223
B-Roll from "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 9
(PAL VHS [TRT: 01:00:00])
  • "Kanan looks at documents with socialist. Diary of military intelligence officer in Arbil. Jan. 17 - on how to rig elections - the importance of not wearing military uniform. (Interference) warning that those who don't participate will be dismissed.
  • "Degrees of proclivities - wine, sex, playing cards - "how can he be bought with money."
  • Two look at documents on floor. "Agents watching over other agents." Military intelligence file - transcripts of telephone bugs - agents watching other security agents - index. Who talked with who and about what.
  • Single figure.
  • Kanan - "I get the feeling of routine . . . no overall sense of what is going on - bureaucracies out of control Kafkaesque . . . arbitrary . . .
  • Petrol filling station. Our taxi fills up and drives away.
  • Guli Ali Beg refugees.
  • 10-05 General views (gvs.) of mountains at Sheikh Wassan. Pans. Balisan valley. First region to suffer from chemical weapons attack in Kurdistan. Villagers show chemical weapons shell to Kanan. Walk off to mountain side to inspect the damage. Villagers tell us what happened. Dig up further shells on mountainside. "Reminds me of the American war college which said no chemical weapons used in Kurdistan. We're in K and this undoubtedly a chemical weapons shell." Kanan. "German markings on the bomb." Withered trees. Having tea inside house with villagers.
  • Kanan led into another pile of documents. Level of penetration. Names of traitors. Pictures of captives. Diary of cultural notebook of Arab Ba'ath. MOD Baghdad box gvs. of bundled files. Windows. Cutaways. Kanan sorting through files (and finding tape of Ali Hassan Majid and his comments on Anfal . . . plays tape." Close-ups of tape recorder. Hear voice of man in question. Other files - Kurdish mercenaries.
  • 12-57 Kanan: "I find these piles of paper unbelievably depressing . . . the amount of pain and violence written on these papers, boxes and boxes of peoples lives extracted under torture built on lies and violence, half of the people here are dead. Do we have the right to ask for these to come out and be exposed?"
  • 15-07 Arbil - gvs. of dusk street scenes and young girls. Bridal dresses. Shops of young girls buying wedding dresses, cosmetics. Shops.
  • Interview with communist party member on experiments on prisons with chemical weapons and bacteriological substances. Man at desk. Communist documents. Kanan enters and looks at docs. Empties sack. Exterior (ext.) shots as well. Goes through what he finds. Executions. students outside Iraq, communists who have escaped. Saboteurs. Political files. Agents armed by security forces. "Armed killers."
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Video-cassette ME224
B-Roll From "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 9A
(PAL VHS [TRT: 00:30:00])
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Video-cassette ME225
B-Roll From "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 10
(PAL VHS [TRT: 01:00:00])
  • Guli Ali Beg - Kanan the tourist. Wedding party. Dancing.
  • Koshtapa - women with photos, paintings, exterior (ext.), interior (int.) house with bereaved women. Picture shrine. They tell their story.
  • Ext. of house plus interview and presence of Barzani Takrit when menfolk were taken away. Crying woman.
  • 33-36 ptc by Kanan. "Dress-rehearsal for the Anfal campaign." Woman holds up passports of missing Barzani men. Driving through Koshtapa.
  • 35-46 Dr. Jaafar on rooftop in Arbil talks about the fate of the Sheikh Wassan victims. Silhouette.
  • General views (gvs.) of Arbil castle.
  • Hospital where these poisoned people from Sheikh Wissan were turned away from. Corridors int. and ext. Prison in Arbil where they were brought before execution.
  • 52-40 Baharka camp. Few inhabitants now. Plastic sheeting initially given. Pits forced to live in.
  • Kanan talks about what happened.
  • Kurd explains how his parents fared, etc.
  • Second Kurdish man tells about the experience.
  • Kanan: "We're not going to come out with any documents . . ."
  • Masoud Barzani interview. Walking shots. (Translated?)
  • Shots of documents, etc. (Kurdistan Democratic Party [KDP]) Man opens cases and flicks through documents. Cutaways.
  • Retake of entry by Kanan, and searching through boxes.
  • File of agent in security department recruited at 16. Completely trustworthy.
  • Presidential palace wants information about people, many women included.
  • Collecting information using Turkish agent for military intelligence - on active targets. Picture of agent concerned.
  • Anfal operation as directed by Saddam. Says some saboteur units located in land and document requests their elimination. (1988 Aug.)Saddam - "It is necessary for very active and non-traditional work - implies destruction of houses and chemical weapons attacks."
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Video-cassette ME226
B-Roll from "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 10A
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Video-cassette ME227
B-Roll from "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 10/10A
(PAL VHS [TRT: 2:00:00])
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Video-cassette ME228
B-Roll from "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 11
(PAL VHS [TRT: 01:00:00])
  • Kanan still searches files - individuals. Some documents burnt. Running of agents. "Everything handwritten like Babylonian scribes of thousands of years ago." Register of high-ranking agents in Arbil. "All these are people who have sold their souls in one way or another." Sits at desk.
  • Letter from Arbil director of security - Ali Hassan al-Majid liquidation of Communist Party cadre whose body has been burnt.
  • Interview with Communist Party archivist on Ba'ath eavesdropping and filming women undressing.
  • 13-37 Arbil college for girls classroom shots.
  • Girls file through main school corridor.
  • Girls in main hall - seated.
  • Interview with Arbil police director. Aid snaps to attention on entering and leaving room. Two shot of Kanan and director.
  • Director walks self-consciously through corridor.
  • Host of general filing, archiving, typing shots from police building, etc. etc.
  • Halabja postcards for sale.
  • Travelling by bus. Shots of Kanan looking pensive. Driving to Talabani's headquarters.
  • Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) training sequences.
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Video-cassette ME229
B-Roll from "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 11A
(PAL VHS [TRT: 00:30:00])
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Video-cassette ME230
B-Roll from "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 12
(PAL VHS [TRT: 00:60:00])
  • "Bus arrives at Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) camp. Kan waits at main gate. General views (gvs.) of camp and mountains around. Fort.
  • Grave yard - mainly victims of Intifada. Three women at grave. Gvs.
  • Kanan - "short term considerations . . . blame them all for . . . basest of reasons."
  • 8-15 Chamchamal - Suresh. Gvs. of streets. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) camp.
  • Iraqi Army frontline. Tank on horizon. Guerrillas hang around frontline areas. RPG 7 rockets on back of one.
  • Woman collects water.
  • Anfal victims surround us and show fingers to demonstrate how many family members lost. Riot develops.
  • Boys run ahead of landcruiser in Suresh.
  • Interview with man and woman about experiences of Anfal. Woman talks of girls being raped.
  • Fort where Anfal carriages are discovered. Victims have disappeared. Peshmerga holds up clothes.
  • Variety of shots - pans, etc. Kanan taking photos. Peshmerga with children's clothes.
  • Tank dug-outs. Iranian position in distance. Children's garments.
  • Peshmerga commander talks.
  • Kanan ptc.
  • KPTC, silence and shame.
  • Walking around interior of fort - Anfal victims' excrement. Shots of carriages atop fort. Travelling shots of fort. General travelling shots. Several more carriages. Cross-country shots from vehicle. Refugees in lorry Derbend Dikhan. General shots - very beautiful.
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Video-cassette ME231
B-Roll from "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 12A
(PAL VHS [TRT: 00:30:00])
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Video-cassette ME232
B-Roll from "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 13
(PAL VHS [TRT: 01:00:00])
  • Suleimaniya - Kanan goes walk-about in security headquarters. He reads from document picked up from floor. "Those that have had their freedom stolen from them look forward to the day when Arab history will return to its brilliance."
  • Letter to security unit - on mother of "criminal karim."
  • K walks into torture cells in basement.
  • Woman's prison. Poems on wall.
  • The cells of "no return."
  • Religious "relics." "The only time I have seen this is the shrines.
  • KPTC confessions.
  • Very dim exterior shot of security headquarters.
  • Tracking shot along streets at night.
  • Nighttime time shots of shops, restaurants, etc.
  • Kanan, in car: "Families asking for videos not to be sold.
  • N.B. rape.
  • Hunt for videos in Suleimaniya.
  • TV shots of Suleimaniya during Intifada - dead bodies of security agents.
  • Video parlour - watching Western thriller.
  • Then torture video.
  • Various ptc from Kanan.
  • Videos - filmed off screen - execution. Shiites in south.
  • Travelling shots - crossing river with ferry.
  • Gr on camera on ferry.
  • Travelling shots from car.
  • Car in shot.
  • Accra - various - town that close to government and survived relatively unscarred.
  • Long shot of car on road to Zakho.
  • Travelling shots.
  • TV - man singing who Anfaled.
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Video-cassette ME233
B-Roll From "Saddam's Killing Fields"-Roll 13A
(PAL VHS [00:30:00])
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Video-cassette ME234
K Archive (1)
(PAL Hi-8 [TRT:1:02:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Tape obtained by Gwynne Roberts on his last trip to Kurdistan which was funded in part by IMI.
  • Original tape is labeled as follows:
  • Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)/explosives, arrests.
  • 2 executions and 2 more torture victims.
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Video-cassette ME235
K Archives (2)
(PAL Hi-8 [TRT:1:01:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Tape obtained by Gwynne Roberts on his last trip to Kurdistan which was funded in part by IMI.
  • Original tape is labeled as follows:
  • (1) Chemical weapons, gas attack on Sheik Weissen (?) village, 1987 Apr.
  • (2) Barzan Anfal shot by Iraqis, 1987 Apr.
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Video-cassette ME236
K Archives (3)
(PAL Hi-8 [TRT:0:15:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Tape obtained by Gwynne Roberts on his last trip to Kurdistan which was funded in part by IMI.
  • Original tape labeled as follows:
  • Barzan Anfal (continued).
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Video-cassette ME237
Bombardment chimique des kurdes d'Irak/ - Débat sur les armes chimiques
(SECAM VHS [TRT:2:30:00])
  • Language: French
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #3
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Video-cassette ME238
Le Kurdistan liberé: Un an après la Guerre du Golfe, Entre l'Espoir et le Doute
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:12:29] (2 copies))
  • Language: French/Kurdish
  • Producer: France Libertés - Fondation Danielle Mitterand
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #6
  • Dated 1992 May
  • Short collection of images made by the French relief organization France Libertés that documents the situation in Kurdistan after the Gulf War and in particular the elections that occurred that year. Short film jumps around with quick cuts of scenes of night time rockets being fired and woman and children rejoicing at Kurdish Independence, also includes people celebrating in the streets, as well as Jalal Talabani and the Syrian border crossing. One shot lists Sayyid Sadiq, une école dans les ruines, the work of the Foundation Danielle Mitterand building schools for the Kurds.
  • At 00:11:31 shot of Françoise Brie from France Libertés.
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Video-cassette ME239
Réfugiés kurdes de Bourg-Lastic
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:11:38])
  • Language: Kurdish
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #11
  • Réfugiés. Interview avec les enfants kurdes.
  • Refugees, interviews with Kurdish children.
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Video-cassette ME240
I Curdi e il Kurdistan
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:38:43])
  • Language: Italian
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #12
  • Italian documentary on the Kurds and Kurdistan, the exodus, accord de 1975, Halabaja. Interview avec K. Nezan.
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Video-cassette ME241
Kurdes: Les oubliés de l'histoire
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:59:23] (Box 309: 2 copies, 2 originals))
  • Language: French/Kurdish
  • Producer: Antenne 2
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #27
  • French television program hosted by Daniel Bilalian about the Kurds; includes a discussion with various French journalists, activists and politicians about the Kurdish issue, including Kendal Nezan, Director of the Paris Kurdish Institute, Mahmoud Osman from the Kurdish Socialist Party, and Dr. Frederic Tissot, who has been involved with Kurdish issues in France, as well as an interview with Hamed Youssef Hamadi, Iraqi Minister of Information, and Henry Kissinger. Also interviewed are French politicians including, Jean-François Deniau, deputy of the French Democratic Union party, as well as a report from a special envoy in Turkey named Jerome Bony; also includes interviews with Kurdish refugees in French. The program includes footage of the exodus of 1991, as well as peshmerga fighting the guerilla war against Iraq. The subject of the program is what to do about the situation of the Kurds after the suppression of the intifada by the Iraqi regime.
  • Exode de 1991. Débat.
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Video-cassette ME242
Voyage au pays kurde
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 01:00:00] (original))
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #31
  • Dated 1982
  • Historical footage of the Kurds, daily life, etc., includes an interview at the end with unknown person.
  • Interview. Vie quotidienne. Vie nomade. Elevage. Agriculture.
  • Pierre Foque.
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Video-cassette ME243
Reportages sur l'éxode kurde et la révolte des chiites
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:54:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: English/German
  • Producer: CNN, RTL et ZDF
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #34
  • Very Poor Quality.
  • Tape is a collection of American and German news reports on the Kurdish exodus refugee crisis following the end of the Gulf War and the uprisings in 1991. CNN and German network news document the refugee crisis and report on the Kurdish plight. Includes some reports on refugee camps in Saudi Arabia and in Kuwait near Safwar, and on the humanitarian suffering of the Kurds.
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Video-cassette ME244
Kurdistan iranien
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:29:58])
  • Producer: Aide Médicale International
  • Original Credits: Directors, writers: F. Veber/F. Tissot
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #46
  • Résistence armée. Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDK Iran). Vie quotidienne.
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Video-cassette ME245
Irak sous le régime de Saddam Hussein
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:40:00])
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #51
  • French version of Charles Glass documentary on the regime of Saddam Hussein, see also ME109, Tape B for English version.
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Video-cassette ME246
Curdi: morte annunciata di un popolo
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:09:00] (3 copies))
  • Language: Italian
  • Producer: Insiem per la Pace
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #56
  • Images from the Kurdish Exodus of 1991.
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Video-cassette ME247
La révolte des kurdes
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 01:30:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Jean Bertolino
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #60
  • Interview avec M. Ghassemlou. Révolte du Kurdistan d'Irak de 1961. Révolte du Kurdistan d'Iran.
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Video-cassette ME248
Offensive iranienne contre le QG. du PDK-Iran et l'Hopital A.M.I.
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:17:00] (2 copies))
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #61
  • Dated 1993 Mar. 13.
  • Guerre. Bombardements.
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Video-cassette ME249
We Are Not Animals
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 00:30:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Institut Kurde
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #77
  • Exode. Interviews avec Barzani et Talabani. Concert de Živan au Kurdistan.
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Video-cassette ME250
The Voice of Kurdistan
(SECAM VHS [TRT:1:02:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Kurdistan Film Collective. A 407 Films Production
  • Original Credits: Journalist's account: Gwynne Roberts. Co-directed (for part on Patriotic Union of Kurdistan [PUK]): Johannes Melbinger, Peter Stalleger. Directed by Jacqueline Bottagisio and Georges Drion. Produced by Georges Drion
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #78
  • Dated 1980
  • Archival footage of Kurdish guerilla fighters in the field and training with Kurdish music in the background. Documentary describes the situation of the Kurdish people, as the largest people in the world without a nation of their own, with their land divided among other Middle Eastern countries who constantly destroyed Kurdish villages and stole Kurdish land. The film describes the break up of the Ottoman Empire, with archival footage, and the division of Kurdistan. Tells the story of the British destruction of the Kurdish Independent Administration in the 1920's headed by Sheikh Mahmoud. It describes the constant oppression and need for liberation movements in the Kurdish areas because of their lack of cultural and national independence. Describes Kurdistan as being colonies of the countries that they live under. There is a part of the film that shows Kurds working on the land, etc. with a poem recited in the background describing their oppression by the rulers of the countries they live under. The film also shows Kurdish peasants at work and this footage is combined with background voice describing the need for liberation and the plight of the peasant in decidedly Marxist revolutionary tones. Includes footage of Baghdad and the history of Iraq and the Kurds with images of General Qassem and discussion of his, at first favorable, policy towards the Kurds. Includes footage of Mollah Mustapha Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Kurdish Democratic Party. Also includes the history of the Kurdish situation in the 1970s with the rise to power of Saddam Hussein. Includes interviews with Kurdish revolutionaries. Film continues with archival images of Kurdish peshmergas, guerilla fighters in the field, with patriotic songs in the background. Also, biography of Barzani, the leader of the Kurdish national movement and the KDP. Includes history of American involvement in military aid through Iran during the mid-seventies with Kissinger as well as aid by the Shah of Iran. Includes shots of Mahmoud Othman, KDP. The film describes clashes within the KDP, criticising by Mahmoud Othman of control of KDP by the Barzani family. His faction is the Preparatory Committee of the KDP. This is an attempt to reorganize the KDP in 1978 also in alignment with the Socialist Movement faction. The two groups merged to form the United Socialist party of Kurdistan. Also describes the PUK as the most important guerilla movement and Jalal Talabani as one of the main opposition to the Barzani family. Includes speeches to peshmerga describing their duties to the people of Kurdistan. Footage of Ali Askari giving an interview. End of film describes human rights abuses by the regime of Iraq against the Kurds and includes shots of executed people and demonstrations and checkpoints.
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Video-cassette ME251
Volontaires chez les kurdes (DID NOT COME OUT!!)
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:26:00])
  • Original Credits: Jean-Luc Blain/Roland Neveu
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #85
  • Exode. Réfugiés à la frontière turque (printemps 1991). Aide humanitaire. Assistence médicale.
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Video-cassette ME252
Géopolis n° 48. Kurdes, vers la reconnaissance?
(SECAM VHS (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Henry Legoy/Claude Serillon
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #88
  • Résistence armée. Partis politiques (Kurdistan Workers' Party [PKK]). Empire Ottoman.
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Video-cassette ME253
Canal Santé n° 176
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 00:05:00])
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #99
  • Dated 1990 Sep. 24
  • Armes chimiques. Témoignage du dr. M. Othman, médecin kurde irakien, à propos de l'utilisation des armes chimiques.
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Video-cassette ME254
Irak, la guerre civile
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 01:00:00])
  • Original Credits: J.P. Courei
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #101
  • Révoltes kurdes. Années 1970-1974. Situation politique avant 1975. Entretien avec Othman et Barzani.
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Video-cassette ME255
10 ans au Kurdistan
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:15:00] (2 copies))
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #104
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Video-cassette ME256
Hôpital au Kurdistan
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:22:00])
  • Producer: Aide Médicale International
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #118
  • Médecins français au Kurdistan. Kurdes d'Iran basés au Kurdistan d'Irak.
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Video-cassette ME257
Drôle de guerre
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:18:00])
  • Original Credits: Marc Hoogsteyns
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #122
  • Partis politiques. P.D.K.-Iran (Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan). Combattants kurdes.
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Video-cassette ME258
Kurdistan d'Irak après la Guerre du Golfe
(SECAM VHS [TRT:1:00:00] (2 copies))
  • Original Credits: Mahmut Baksi
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #124
  • Reportage sur les kurdes d'Irak après la Guerre du Golfe.
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Video-cassette ME259
Sans titre (Entretien avec Barzani et Talabani)
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 01:00:00])
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #125
  • Points de vue de deux dirigeants kurdes sur la situation.
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Video-cassette ME260
Sans titre (Kurdes d'Irak, les victimes des operations "Anfal")
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:40:00])
  • Producer: BBC
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #133
  • Same As ME109B
  • Saddam: Enemies of the State-Narrated and Reported by Charles Glass.
  • Documentary by Charles Glass about the Anfal.
  • Violations des Droits de l'Homme. Armes chimiques. Opérations Anfal. Massacres des civiles.
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Video-cassette ME261
Sans titre (La situation du Kurdistan irakien après la Guerre du Golfe)
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:14:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: English
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #134
  • Guerre du Golfe.
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Video-cassette ME262
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:40:00] (3 copies))
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #141
  • Armes chimiques. Bombardement chimique. Halabja.
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Video-cassette ME263
Les crimes d'Ali Hassan Al-Majid dans le Sud d'Irak
(SECAM VHS [TRT:1:15:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: Arabic
  • Producer: Armée Irakienne
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #165
  • Guerre Iran-Irak. Mouvais traitements des soldats déserteurs irakiens filmés par l'armée irakienne. Famous tape of Ali Hassan Al-Majid beating deserters or Shiite rebels, it's unclear which.
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Video-cassette ME264
Nan û Azadî
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 01:00:00](2 copies))
  • Producer: P.D.K.-Iran
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #170(?)
  • Guérilla. Résistence armée. Images de vie quotidienne. Folklore.
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Video-cassette ME265
La battaille des kurdes and - Sept sur Sept Emission sur les Kurdes
(SECAM VHS [TRT:1:35:00])
  • Language: French
  • Original Credits: Honorin (Michel)
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #175
  • Dated 1982 Jul. 31
  • Résistence armée. Partis politiques. Union patriotique du Kurdistan (UPK) et Parti démocratique du Kurdistan d'Iran (PDK-Iran).
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Video-cassette ME266
Verkauft und Verraten
(SECAM VHS [TRT:1:00:00])
  • Original Credits: Sterley(Christian)
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #176
  • Guérilla.
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Video-cassette ME267
Action de Mme Mitterrand en faveur du peuple kurde
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:15:00])
  • Producer: ARD German Network
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #182
  • Action humanitaire. Ingérence humanitaire. Fondation France-Libertés.
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Video-cassette ME268
Exode printemps 1991
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:50:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: TV. Iranienne.
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #185
  • Exode. Guerre du Golfe.
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Video-cassette ME269
Sans titre (Résistence armée)
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 01:30:00])
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #202
  • Armes chimiques. Guérilla. Images des Peshmergas accompagnées de chants révolutionnaires. Victimes des gaz chimiques.
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Video-cassette ME270
Lêre naroyn
(SECAM VHS [TRT:1:30:00])
  • Original Credits: Tipi Žanoy Žoriz - Bezi Sinema
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #203
  • Guérilla. Village détruit par la guerre.
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Video-cassette ME271
Die Kurden - Volk Zwischen den staaten (blank tape)
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 03:00:00])
  • Producer: Arte
  • This tape is blank; get another.
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #207?
  • Interview avec N. Ariç, Mehdi et Leyla Zana.Débat entre Michael Enger et un diplomate turc. Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
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Video-cassette ME272
Scènes de la vie quotidienne
(SECAM VHS [TRT:1:00:00])
  • Language: Kurdish
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #220
  • Qaladza: Vie quotidienne. Urbanisme. Reconstruction des villes au Kurdistan.
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Video-cassette ME273
Kurdistan, the promised country
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:30:00])
  • Producer: BBC
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #223
  • Dated 1992.
  • Interviews. Elections législatives de 1992. Scènes de la vie quotidienne. Vie sociale. Interviews avec Barzani et Talabani.
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Video-cassette ME274
Procès des députés kurdes (de Turquie)
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:50:00])
  • Language: Turkish
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #235?
  • Dated 1994 Aug. 12.
  • Trial of Layla Zana et Députés kurdes.
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Video-cassette ME275
Turkish Kurds-Leyla Zana
(SECAM VHS [TRT:1:00:00])
  • Language: French/Kurdish
  • Producer: ARTE
  • Paris Cultural Institute Tape # 244
  • Soirée thématique d'ARTE 2 ème partie (suivie de "Lettre à mon ennemi”).
  • French program about the situation of the Kurds in Diyarbakir, Turkey and the deputy of the parliament Leyla Zana, dating from 1993 before she was put in jail. Zana is interviewed about the situation and takes the crew to interview villagers about the attacks on them by the Turkish security forces. Villagers describe kidnappings and house burning and other human rights abuses committed by the Turkish security forces. Evidence of Turkish grenades, etc. are found at the scene and the villagers say that the government gives them no assistance nor does it investigate or acknowledge the actions of the security forces nor do they guarantee the security of the Kurdish villagers.
Box 310
Video-cassette ME276
Gelî Kurd siwalker niye
(SECAM VHS [TRT: 03:00:00])
  • Language: Kurdish
  • Original Credits: Krekar (Karzan)
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #256
  • Dated 1994.
  • Récit de voyage d'un réfugié kurde en Angleterre. Vie quotidienne. Situation sociale et économique des kurdes d'Irak après l'instauration de la zone protégée.
Box 351
Video-cassette ME277
Chemical Attack on Halabja
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:31:42])
  • Producer: IRIB
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #261(?) (Does not match Paris Kurdish Archive.)
  • French version of ME045 and ME080.
  • Iranian footage shot immediately after the Iraqi chemical attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja.
Box 351
Video-cassette ME278
Crimes du régime irakien: Découverte d’une fosse commune en 1994
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:24:06] (2 copies))
  • Language: Kurdish
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #267
  • Dated 1994 Sep. 24
  • Footage shot near Dabshan and Suleymaniya, déc. de 40 personnes certains identifiées.
Box 311 and 351
Video-cassette ME279
Beneath the Veil
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:55:00] (5 copies))
  • Documentary shown on CNN about a woman of Afghan descent going back to her homeland and witnessing the life of the Afghan people under the rule of the Taliban.
Box 246, 311 and 361
Video-cassette ME280
Al-Jazeera Television-End of Week of 2001 Oct. 19
(NTSC VHS [TRT:5:45:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Interview with Jack Straw, and news of the war in Afghanistan, only on first half hour of tape, more war stuff after 39 minutes, over the course of the tape interviews with various Arab pundits on the war, also footage of the war and victims of the war along with a mixture of other stories.
Box 361
Video-cassette ME281
60 Minutes and other News footage of Strike on Afghanistan
(NTSC VHS [TRT:3:23:00])
  • 60 Minutes-CBS News
  • Day one of the bombing Afghanistan, Dan Rather, Anthony Mason correspondent, report on the assault on Afghanistan. Ed Bradley, reports on the food drops during the first day of the war. Maureen Maher reporting from London, Walter Cronkite talking about patriotism.
  • Dated Sunday, 2001 Oct. 7.
  • Survivors - 60 minutes about survivors of the world trade center attacks.
  • Interview with Fouad Ajami, Professor of Middle East Studies.
  • Interview with Rudy Giuliani.
  • Also includes BBC footage and news reports of Strike on Afghanistan, also includes CNN footage and reports including a Giuliani news conference.
  • Dated Monday, 2001 Oct. 8.
Box 361
Video-cassette ME282
Abandon All Hope: Welcome to Afghanistan
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:55:00])
  • Original Credits: ECG Documentaries. By Len Sherman
Box 310 and 356
Video-cassette ME283
Minefield: The United States and the Muslim World - and 60 Minutes [2001 Oct. 11]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:40:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Primetime Thursday Special
  • Original Credits: Peter Jennings. Director: Roger Goodman
  • Run Time-00:59:00
  • Primetime Special on the United States and its relationship with the Muslim world, including accounts of individual relationships with Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and other important countries. This is a follow up special on the war in Afghanistan and the implications on relations with the Muslim World. Includes, interviews with various news journalists, including Fawaz Ghirgas, and Ghida Fakhry, an al-Jazeera correspondent, as well as other experts including Pervez Hoodbhoy, from Quaid-e-Azam University in Pakistan and Barnett Rubin, ABC news consultant, and Ashraf Ghani, John Hopkins University on al-Qaeda, Ahmed Rashid, writer, Elaine Sciolino, NY Times correspondent, 60 Minutes.
  • First show on Special Ops, soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.
  • 00:15:00 CNN report on Hizbollah suicide bombers, and ties of Hizbollah to al-Qaeda.
  • 00:20:00 CNN report by Christine Amanpour on the view of various Muslims on the World Trade Center bombings in the name of Islam, and the necessity of criticizing American policies in the Middle East. Gauging public reaction on the call to tolerance, the effort to prevent backlash against Muslims in America. Nihad
  • Awas, Council on American Islamic Relations.
Box 356
Video-cassette ME284
Miscellaneous American New Reports on War in Afghanistan: 60 Minutes, CNN
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Many Reports on this tape are cut and incomplete.
  • 60 Minutes episode on Pakistan.
  • Christine Amanpour reporting from Pakistan, discussion of the position in Pakistan of Muslims who want to bring Taliban like regime, interviews with Western oriented women in Pakistan. History of first Afghanistan war against the Russian invasion, American position of using Afghans and then leaving behind all kinds of social problems, guns, drugs, as well as the issue of Islamic fundamentalism, position of Pakistani youth, interviews at various schools.
  • 00:11:52 - Monday, 2001 Oct. 22 CNN reports on the war in Afghanistan, the Northern Alliance, Mathew Chance reporter in Afghanistan.
  • 00:19:00 - CNN World's Most Wanted.
  • CNN reports on the bombing in Kenya and the bombers who may be in involved, including those on World's most wanted list Fazul Abdullah Mohammad, and the history of the Kenyan terrorism cell that was involved with the Kenyan embassy bombing.
  • 00:25:00 ABC report, Diane Sawyer correspondent, on the history of Osama Bin Laden, his origin, his family and his history.
  • 00:36:00 - Deadline Discovery Special-America Strikes Back (partial).
  • Discovery Channel report on military and weapons developed since the Gulf War and how they will be used or may be used in Afghanistan, in addition reports on the US special forces who may be involved in combat situation. Also in the special is a report on bioterrorism and the arsenal of potential weapons out there, including interviews with Russian bioterrorism developers and people who were involved.
  • 01:13:00 - Cut in to CNN Strike Against Terror report on war in Afghanistan, analysis of Jihad, John Esposito, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Abdullah An-naim, Emory University, Karen Armstrong, author of "The Battle for God." Also included is the precedence of Iranian revolution for Islamic Fundamentalism. Report on suicide bombers of the Hizbollah and report on Beirut.
  • 00:48:00 Christiane Amanpour on the violence against Muslims, hatred against Arab Americans.
  • 01:52:48 Cut into 60 Minutes on the importance of Aiman Zuwaihiri on Osama Bin Laden, the inside of al-Qaeda, the operational structure of the organization.
  • 01:56:00 60 Minutes on Smallpox, the potential for smallpox as a threat in bioterrorism.
Box 350
Video-cassette ME285
Spanish News: America Under Attack
(NTSC VHS [TRT:2:03:00])
  • Spanish news of World Trade Center attacks dating from September 11, includes shots of buildings and people jumping.
Box 356
Video-cassette ME286
Spanish News: America Under Attack
(NTSC VHS [TRT:2:02:00])
  • Spanish news of World Trade Center attacks dating from September 11, includes interviews with Rep. Xavier Becerra, Democratic congressman from California.
Box 361
Video-cassette ME287
Spanish News: America Under Attack
(NTSC VHS [TRT:2:03:28])
  • Spanish news of World Trade Center attacks dating from September 11.
Box 360
Video-cassette ME288
Spanish News: America Under Attack
(NTSC VHS [TRT:2:03:16])
  • Spanish news of World Trade Center attacks dating from September 11.
Box 360
Video-cassette ME289
Frontline: Trail of A Terrorist and Various News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:19:00])
  • To 00:55:00-2001 Oct. 25
  • Frontline story on Ahmed Ressam, accused of planning millennium bombing of Los Angeles Airport, captured on 1999 Dec. 14. Documentary shows how he was able to get into Canada and how he planned the bombing.
  • Written and Directed by Terence McKenna.
  • CNN News broadcasts, Strike Against Terror, also reports on the Anthrax scare and CNN report on "Most Wanted Terrorists," including Muhammed Atta.
Box 326
Video-cassette ME290
September 11-News Footage from CNN - America Under Attack [2001 Sep. 11]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00] (2 copies))
  • CNN reporting on September 11th.
Box 310 and 326
Video-cassette ME292
September 11-News Footage FOX News
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00] (2 copies))
  • Fox News coverage from September 11th.
Box 310 and 326
Video-cassette ME293
Afghanistan footage
(NTSC Betacam SP [TRT:0:30:00])
  • Footage from 1989?-1996, reports from BBC? on post-Russian pullout situation in Afghanistan, refugees, etc. Includes raw footage of planes, bombs from far away.
  • Starts at about 01:14:00 on time code of Betacam SP.
Box 311
Video-cassette ME294
Frontline-In Search of Bin Laden
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:00:00] (2 copies))
Box 310 and 326
Video-cassette ME295
News Reports: America Under Attack 9-11-01 [2001 Sep.11]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:5:44:00] (2 copies))
  • CNN news reports from September 11th.
Box 310 and 326
Video-cassette ME296
Jung: In the land of the Mujaheddin
(NTSC VHS [TRT:1:54:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Karousel Films 2000
  • Original Credits: A film by Fabrizio Lazzaretti and Alberto Vendemmiati
  • Jung means war in Pashtu, the language of Afghanistan.
Box 326
Video-cassette ME297
Behind The Terror: Understanding the Enemy
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
  • Documentary on Islam hosted by Forrest Sawyer, promising to "provide an in-depth profile of terrorism and the people behind it."
  • Review can be found here:
Box 326
Video-cassette ME298
60 Minutes: The Second Most Wanted Man
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 01:00:00])
  • Broadcast about Ahmed Zuwairihi, second in command in al-Qaeda group headed by Usama Bin Laden.
Box 326
Video-cassette ME299
News America Under Attack 2001 Sep. 11
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • News broadcasts from September 11th.
Box 326
Video-cassette ME300
Terrorists Among Us: Jihad In America
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 01:05:00])
  • Producer: PBS
Box 326
Video-cassette ME301
News America Under Attack 9/11/01
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • News broadcasts from September 11th.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME302
Al-Jazeera News reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT:4:59:00])
  • News reports on the crisis in Afghanistan from al-Jazeera television channel, includes footage of al-Qaeda training camps and Osama Bin Laden.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME303
CNN News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN news broadcasts on the war against terrorism in Afghanistan dated 2001 Oct. 24.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME304
CNN News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN news broadcasts on the war against terrorism in Afghanistan dated 2001 Oct. 23.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME305
CNN News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN news broadcasts on the war against terrorism in Afghanistan dated 2001 Oct. 7.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME306
CNN News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN news broadcasts on the war against terrorism in Afghanistan dated 2001 Oct. 28.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME307
Afghanistan Twelve Years of Violence, The World's Most Wanted Man, Inside Flight 93
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
  • Three documentaries on Afghanistan and September 11th from The Learning Channel.
  • Afghanistan Twelve Years of Violence: BBC documentary on the situation in Afghanistan comprised of footage made over the years by BBC Senior World Affairs Correspondent John Simpson. It is a story about Afghanistan shot in 1996 and 1997, 1999, includes information on Ahmed Shah Massoud and opium cultivation as well as the ongoing civil war also includes interviews with various Taliban leaders and footage of the destruction of the Buddha statues at Bamiyan in early 2001, also includes shots of public hangings in August 2001 and the funeral of Ahmed Shah Massoud, continues up to the present day 2001 Oct. with shots of Simpson in Afghanistan.
  • 00:14:00 BBC Documentary called The World's Most Wanted Man on Osama Bin Laden and the events of September 11th. Reporter Jane Corbin, Narrator Eric Meyers, Producers Aidan Laverty and Thea Guest.
  • 01:09:00 Inside Flight 93: Documentary from the point of view of those who lost family and friends on Flight 93 on September 11th.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME308
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN news reports on the war in Afghanistan.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME309
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • MSNBC news reports on the war in Afghanistan.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME310
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Fox News reports on the war in Afghanistan.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME311
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Fox News and CNN reports on the war in Afghanistan.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME312
Al-Jazeera News and CNN
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Al-Jazeera news reports from week of 2001 Nov. 1 and various CNN, Nov. 2nd.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME313
Fox News and CNN reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • News broadcasts from Afghanistan, starting 00:28:00 reports on everyday situation Afghanistan.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME314
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN news broadcasts about the war in Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden for week ending 2001 Nov. 26.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME315
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN news broadcasts about the war in Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden for week ending 2001 Nov. 28, including news about the prison riots at the prison in Mazar As-Sharif.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME316
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN news broadcasts about the war in Afghanistan and the hunt for Usama Bin Laden, also includes reports on Anthrax attacks in the United States, as well as on Imad Mughniyya, suspected ally of Usama Bin Laden. Also, is a CBS interview with Iraqi Foreign minister Tareq Aziz and potential connections between Iraq and al-Qaeda and other various news stories.
Box 327
Video-cassette ME317
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • MSNBC reports from Afghanistan and on the war, includes portions of the Usama Bin Laden video tape, dated week ending 2001 Dec. 13.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME318
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • MSNBC and CNN reports from Afghanistan and on the war, including material on Ahmed Shah Massoud, dated 2001 Feb. 5.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME319
Afghanistan News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN reports from Afghanistan and on the war, including material on Ahmed Shah Massoud, dated 2001 Dec. 8.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME320
Osama Bin Laden Tape and CNN reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • CNN reports about Afghanistan and in particular a break down of the Osama Bin Laden video tape, these broadcasts are dated 2001 Dec. 13.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME321
CNN, Hindi News, Al-Jazeera News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Various news reports on Afghanistan from these sources, Al-jazeera news starts at 01:32:00.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME322
Al-Jazeera News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera news reports dated 2001 Feb. 7.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME323
Al-Jazeera News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera news reports dated 2001 Feb. 7.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME324
Al-Jazeera News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera news reports dated 2002 Feb. 7.
Box 326
Video-cassette ME325
Al-Jazeera and Dubai News Reports
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Starts at 0:55:00 after Zee TV soap opera.
  • Al-Jazeera and Dubai TV news reports dated 2001 Feb. 8.
Box 326
Video-cassette ME326
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera dated 2002 Feb. 8.
Box 326
Video-cassette ME327
Al-Jazeera and TV Asia
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera and TV Asia reports dated 2002 Feb. 9.
Box 326
Video-cassette ME328
Al-Jazeera and Dubai TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera and Dubai TV reports dated 2002 Feb. 9.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME329
Al-Jazeera and Zee TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera and Indian Zee TV reports dated 2002 Feb. 9.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME330
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera reports dated 2002 Feb. 10.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME331
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera reports dated 2002 Feb. 11.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME332
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Beginning starts with TV Asia music videos.
  • Al-Jazeera reports dated 2002 Feb. 11 and 12.
Box 322
Video-cassette ME333
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera reports dated 2002 Feb. 12.
Box 322
Video-cassette ME334
CBS and CNN reports on Afghanistan
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • CBS and CNN reports dated 2002 Feb. 13.
Box 322
Video-cassette ME335
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera reports dated 2002 Feb. 13.
Box 322
Video-cassette ME336
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Al-Jazeera reports dated 2002 Feb. 14.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME337
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Al-Jazeera reports dated 2002 Feb. 14.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME338
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Al-Jazeera reports dated 2002 Feb. 14-15 and 18.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME339
Frontline: Hunting Bin Laden
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Original Credits: Produced and Directed by Martin Smith
  • Documentary on the history of Bin Laden and the other bombings that he is alleged to be involved in, hosted by Bill Moyers. Made a week after the terrorist bombings of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Box 328
Video-cassette ME340
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 5
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
  • Producer: Al Jazeera, Qatar
Box 352
Video-cassette ME341
Al Jazeera (Second Tape of Day) 2002 Mar. 5
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
  • Producer: Al Jazeera, Qatar.
Box 354
Video-cassette ME342
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 6-7
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
  • Producer: Al Jazeera, Qatar
Box 354
Video-cassette ME343
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 8
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
  • Producer: Al Jazeera, Qatar
Box 354
Video-cassette ME344
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 9
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
  • Producer: Al Jazeera, Qatar
Box 354
Video-cassette ME345
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 13
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
  • Producer: Al Jazeera, Qatar
Box 354
Video-cassette ME346
Crimes of Honour
(NTSC VHS [TRT:0:45:00] (Box 311: 2 copies; Box 354: 1 original))
  • Film by Shelly Saywell that documents that situation of women in Jordan and problem of honour killings in the culture. Every two weeks a woman is killed in Jordan alone for the crime of honour. Documents the efforts of a lawyer in Amman to help women finding shelter from their families in prison, imprisoning them for protection. Describes the situation of particular women and the stories of women that have been killed in Jordan for the cause of honour. Also, documents the work of activists in the West Bank and Jerusalem for women who need information and aid relating to problems of honour and the setting up of a hot-line for victims seeking aid. Includes interviews with Jordanian journalist Rania Hussein, who has investigated and written about the issue of honour killings for the Jordan Times.
Box 311 and 354
Video-cassette ME347
Al Jazeera 03-16-02 [2002 Mar. 16]
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
  • Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 16.
Box 354
Video-cassette ME348
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 19
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
Box 354
Video-cassette ME349
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 21
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
Box 354
Video-cassette ME351
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 22
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
Box 354
Video-cassette ME352
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 23
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
Box 354
Video-cassette ME353
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 25
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
Box 354
Video-cassette ME354
Al Jazeera 2002 Mar. 26
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
Box 357
Video-cassette ME355
Al Jazeera and Dubai TV 2002 Mar. 27
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
Box 352
Video-cassette ME356
Al Jazeera and Dubai TV (Tape 2) 2002 Mar. 27
(NTSC VHS [TRT:6:00:00])
Box 354
Video-cassette ME357
Du Golfe au Kurdistan: Des Hommes Abandonnes de Dieu
(PAL VHS [TRT:1:30:00] (2 copies))
  • Language: French/Arabic
  • Producer: La Sept Arte/PDJ Productions. France/ 1997 Dec.
  • Original Credits: Un film de Baudouin Koenig. Produit par Patrice Barrat. Un Co-production: La Sept Arte, Unite de Programmes, Thierry Garrel
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #269
  • French documentary made in 1996 about the Euphrates River in Iraq and the politics and problems of water in Iraq and life under the embargo after five years. Film starts off with the story of Iraqi fishermen in the Persian Gulf and the problems since the end of the Gulf War, including the situation around the town of Fao which was occupied by the Iranians for two years during the first Persian Gulf War the Iran/Iraq War. Shots of a rally for the anniversary of the liberation of Fao engineered by Iraqi soldiers. Discusses the personal situation of the family of a fisherman in Barah, who discusses the uprising in the south after the end of the Gulf War. Documentary proceeds to Najaf and Kerbala, the sacred cities of the Shi'ites. The film also tells the story of the Marsh Arabs and the drying of the marshes, the redirection of water into canals. Interviews with different people discussing the good and bad of the drying of the marshes. Also includes shots of Iraq rebels in southern Iraq, film dated from 1995, film jumps to Kurdistan with images from Camp d'Atrush and the situation in Kurdistan as well as the source of the Tigris and Euphrates in the mountains of Turkish Kurdistan. Documents the Turkish governments scorched earth policies against the Kurdish populations in Southeast Turkey. Also discussed is the dam problem in the Kurdish regions and the Kurdish villages that will be flooded with the creation of new dams that prevent the water from flowing downstream. Documentary shows an interview with Turkish President Suleiman Demirel and the control of the source of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers by Turkey and the influence of this on the water politics of the Middle East. The documentary then shifts to Syria and the polluted water which crosses from Turkey into Syria and destroys the Syrian crops. The Turks also cut off the water to Syria with all their dams. Demirel uses the excuse that terrorists who attack Turks live in Syria. Syrian officials react in other interviews to the behavior of the Turks in controlling and using water s an issue. The film describes the living conditions in Diyarbakir, the Kurdish city in Southeast Turkey. Films also shows children in Diyarbakir and being educated at a Kurdish school in Camp D'Atrush. The UN closed the Camp because the Turkish government accused the Kurds of using the camp as a training ground for Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants and for sheltering them. The film also visits Halabja and the memorial to the massacre, on a tributary of the Euphrates. Villagers showing pictures of their children and family who were killed in the gas attack.
Box 310 and 352
Video-cassette ME358
Destruction de Žirnak
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:42:49] (2 copies))
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #242
  • Video, dated 1992 Aug. 23, shows the aftermath of the destruction of the Turkish Kurdish village of Žirnak by Turkish military forces, includes interviews with villagers about their dead relatives with much footage of destroyed and damaged buildings.
Box 310 and 352
Video-cassette ME359
Kurdish Exodus Footage
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:45:30] (2 copies))
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #206
  • Raw footage shot in Kurdistan, unknown cities, just after the uprising, dated 1993 Mar. 21 on the camera, including shots of Ali Hassan al-Majid's palace and street shots of people and surrounding areas, and at 00:07:45 tape jumps to the date of 1991 Apr. 6 with footage of Kurdish refugees in the mountains during the Exodus from Kurdistan fleeing the Iraqi army after the suppression of the uprising. Shows the living conditions of the Kurds during this time. The footage gives a good idea of the scale of the human catastrophe involved with this mass movement of people and the conditions involved, including the crowded conditions and mountainous terrain.
  • At 00:27:00 the camera crew appears to be interviewing an old man in a tent telling his story as to what happened, in Kurdish, just a short clip.
Box 310 and 352
Video-cassette ME360
Saddam's Revenge
(PAL VHS [TRT:0:34:00] (2 copies))
  • Producer: Shown on BBC World. Producer Unknown
  • Original Credits: Reporter: Julie Flint. Producer: Jeremy Bristow. Film Research: Anna Makowiecka
  • Original documentary starts at 01:30:00.
  • Biased documentary film about Saddam and his ruthless attempt to come back to a position of power in the world. Begins with footage of members of Saddam's newest army, created to protect him, as they devour a wolf. Interview with Najib as-Salihi, who discusses Saddam's willingness to use terror tactics and unconventional means. Discussion of his hometown of Tikrit and his childhood. "Not a question of whether it will strike again but when." Made just after the Iraqi advance into the Kurdish capital of Irbil in 1996 that destroyed the Iraqi National Congress (INC) in Iraq, it describes this advance and the Americans inability to counter the attack. Interviews with the survivors of the INC in northern Iraq abandoned by the United States, waiting for safe passage out of the region. The INC members discuss the Iraqi invasion and the detainment and execution of people opposing the regimes. Includes interviews with Ahmed Chalabi, President of the INC. Also, includes a discussion of Saddam's attempts to engage in revenge with those who oppose him in Jordan and other areas outside of the territorial boundaries of Iraq. Tells the story of exiled major in the Iraqi army, Muhammed Rijab, who is in exile in Jordan but not safe, under constant threat by the regime. Discussion of the ways the regime has circumvented the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) weapons inspections including interviews with a defector who worked in the weapons industry in Iraq and details the ways the regime got around the inspections. Also, discusses the chemical weapons allegedly produced by the regime showing images of victims, and includes interviews with Terry Taylor, from the UN inspection team. Shows, Dr. Taha Rihab, touring the al-Hakim plant, she is alleged to be the top chemical weapons expert. She denies the capability of this plant to produce weapons. Kenneth Timmerman, author, "The Death Lobby" discusses the gyroscopes found in Iraq and their use for long range missiles. Also includes interview with Rolf Ekeus, Chairman of the UN Special Commission on Iraq. Chalabi states that Saddam is involved with the terror attacks in Saudi Arabia including the attacks on the Khobar Towers dormitory. Muhammed Rijab claims he was involved in a special terrorist unit created by Saddam after the Gulf War. Implies responsibility of Iraq for the World Trade Center bombing. Interview with Laurie Mylroie about Abdul Rahman Yasin and others involved. Film implies an imminent invasion of Kuwait.
Box 310 and 354
Video-cassette ME361
Interview with Kendal Nezan on Halabja
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:00:05])
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #109.
  • Interview with the director of the Paris Kurdish Institute, Kendal Nezan about the massacre of innocent villagers by chemical weapons in Halabja.
Box 352
Video-cassette ME362
Halabja Tape
(SECAM VHS [TRT:0:32:00])
  • Language: French/Persian
  • Paris Kurdish Institute Tape #192
  • See also ME80 and ME45.
Box 352
Video-cassette ME363
Unfinished War MSNBC
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Programming on the war in Afghanistan and the war on terrorism.
Box 345
Video-cassette ME364
Genocide the Ultimate Terrorism
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 345
Video-cassette ME365
Great TV New Stories: Terrorism
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 345
Video-cassette ME366
Futura (Al-Jazeera TV)
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Reports about the Palestinians, from 2002 Apr.
Box 345
Video-cassette ME367
Futura (Al-Jazeera TV)
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
  • Reports about the Palestinians, from 2002 Apr.
Box 357
Video-cassette ME368
Al-Jazeera TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 345
Video-cassette ME369
CNN 2002 Apr. 16-17
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 345
Video-cassette ME370
Al-Jazeera 2002 Apr. 16-17
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 345
Video-cassette ME371
Dubai TV 2002 Apr. 11
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 345
Video-cassette ME372
Al-Jazeera TV 2002 Apr. 9
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 345
Video-cassette ME373
Al-Jazeera TV 2002 Apr. 18
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME374
Dubai, Al-Jazeera TV 2002 Mar. 28
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME375
Al-Jazeera TV 2-4-10
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME376
Al-Jazeera TV 2002 Apr. 15
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 354
Video-cassette ME377
Al-Jazeera TV 2002 Mar. 4
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME378
Al-Jazeera TV 2002 Mar. 28
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME379
Dubai TV
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME380
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME381
Al-Jazeera 2002 Apr. 13
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME382
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME383
Al-Jazeera 2002 Apr. 27
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 357
Video-cassette ME384
CNN Fox News 2002 Apr. 26
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 357
Video-cassette ME385
Afghanistan week ending 2001 Nov. 26
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 357
Video-cassette ME386
Fox News
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 357
Video-cassette ME387
CNN 2002 Feb. 18
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 357
Video-cassette ME388
Al-Jazeera 2002 Feb. 18
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME389
CNN Mews 2002 Feb. 20
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME390
CNN News 2002 Mar.
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME391
CNN News 2002 Mar. 4
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME392
CNN News 2002 Mar. 4
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME393
CNN News 2002 Mar. 8
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME394
Fox News 2002 Mar. 6 Part 1
Box 363
Video-cassette ME395
Fox News 2002 Mar. 6 Part 2
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00](2 copies))
Box 363
Video-cassette ME396
Fox News 2002 Mar. 7
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME397
Futura, Dubai TV, Al-Jazeera
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 363
Video-cassette ME398
Al-Jazeera 2002 Apr. 17-18
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Language: Arabic
Box 363
Video-cassette ME399
CNN 2002 Apr. 15
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME400
Futura, Al-Jazeera 2002 Apr. 10
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME401
Al-Jazeera 2002 Apr. 23
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME402
Al-Jazeera 2002 Apr. 24
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME403
End of Mar. 25 week, Amanpour CSpan Interview
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME404
Future Terror and Counter Terrorism
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME405
2002 Feb 13
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME406
Terrorism Vol. 1
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME407
Terrorism Vol. 2
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME408
Terrorism Vol. 3
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME409
Nightline 2002 Mar. 18
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • The Lessons of Terror
Box 362
Video-cassette ME410
Wars In Peace: Lebanon
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME411
Wars In Peace: Iran, Iraq
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME412
State Sponsored Terrorism
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME413
Religious Terrorism Vol. 3
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 363
Video-cassette ME414
Nightline 2002 Jan. 17
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
  • Hot Spot
Box 362
Video-cassette ME415
Gulf War Part 1
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:40:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME416
Al-Jazeera ending 2002 Mar. 3
(NTSC VHS [TRT: 02:00:00])
Box 362
Video-cassette ME418

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The International Monitor Institute. Middle East videotapes were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006-2007.

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