Once Upon a Time in Iraq

This incisive series reconstructs our understanding of the Iraq war - examining its human impact, its crucial mistakes and its tumultuous legacy. Emotional accounts, key characters and previously ignored perspectives reveal a story with many different truths.


Air Date: November 30, 2020 - 59:33
In 2004, Waleed Nesyif is forced to flee Iraq following death threats for working for American journalists as a translator. By the time America finally withdraws all its troops from Iraq in 2011, he is a Canadian citizen.
Air Date: November 23, 2020 - 58:58
When Saddam Hussein is captured by coalition forces in December 2003, politicians in the White House believe this will be the turning point they need to bring democracy to Iraq.