Hidden Wars of Desert Storm

John Sinno (info@arabfilm.com)
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 11:40:25 -0800 (PST)

Now available from Arab Film Distribution:

"Hidden Wars of Desert Storm"

Directed by gerard Ungerman & Audrey Brohy / 64 minutes / 2000 / USA / In English

Winner: *Grand Prize* Cine Eco International Film Festival

---"Hidden Wars reveals unflinchingly the degree to which humanitarian considerations are never enough to change military policy." - Cineaste Magazine

---"Those with an interest in true crime should attend..." - The Village Voice

---"Hidden Wars emerges as an uncommonly sober, well-researched film of its type." - The New York Times

---"This shocking documentary distinguishes itself from similarly themed bretheren by casting a light on the bad (verging on atrocious) behavior of the U.S. military during the first Gulf War not only against its Iraqi client/enemies, but against its own soldiers, many tens of thousands of whom have died or been debilitated by their exposure to depleted uranium in their own armaments. This video...should be required viewing for all hawks who believe that another incursion into Iraq is (A) the best thing for everyone, and (B) the logical next step in the war against theocratic fascism. The question is not whether the despot Saddam Hussein must be removed...but whether the U.S. military industrial complex can do the job without decimating Iraq's land and citizenry--to say nothing of its own cavalry--in the process." - The Stranger (Seattle)

On August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein launched his troops against Kuwait, triggering the first major international crisis of the post-Soviet Union era.
-Was this invasion a surprise?
-Were all peaceful diplomatic means utilized?
-Was there any real Iraqi threat to Saudi Arabia or any of the other Gulf states?
-What purpose can the embargo over Iraq serve if it is not to weaken Saddam Hussein?
-Why wasn't Washington's rhetoric against Saddam matched with support of Iraqi opposition groups?
-What is the "Gulf War Syndrome" that affects hundreds of thousands of Gulf War veterans and Iraqis?

Narrated by two-time British Academy Award-winner John Hurt, Hidden Wars of Desert Storm brings
answers to all of these questions, and features interviews with:

-Desert Storm Commander, General Norman Schwarzkopf
-former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark
-former UN Iraq Program Director Denis Halliday
-former UNSCOM team-leader Scott Ritter and many others.

Hidden Wars of Desert Storm:

Video Purchase: $250
VHS Video Rental: $125
BETA-SP Video Rental: $150

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