The Blood of My Brother by Berends, Andrew
The problems that the invasion of Iraq has caused have been widely documented. The question of whether these social problems have been hindered by American occupancy of the region is an important one. The battle day and night between the Iraqi resistance and the American troops is a key aspect of Berends' documentary and here we are given a key insight into the movements of the Iraqi resistance.
We learn of the problems that Ibrahim's family encountered as a result of Ra'ad's death. Many businesses go bankrupt and many struggle to survive as a result of warfare and the loss of family members.
The Middle East has been a constant topic in the news in the last few years, and with Western occupation of Iraq the West has been drawn closer to the area. The tension between the local citizens and the American troops has made stability in the region harder to maintain. We are presented here with the Iraqi perspective of the conflict and the influence of religion on all involved.