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Conflict in Iraq


 

The war in Iraq seems to have all but come to an end. In the lead up to the conflict, and during it, Video Nation have been producing a series of shorts for BBC Four about the perspectives that our contributors have on the issue. Click on the shorts below to hear their views.

A short was broadcast every weekday for six weeks. The shorts appeared on this site the day after they were broadcast, along with more shorts which are exclusive to this site.

These videos have been produced over a number of
weeks and may not reflect current public opinion

 




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09 Jun 2003
SAFE AND WELL
Ali Swad
1.27 mins
Ali lost contact with his family in Baghdad during the conflict in Iraq, but has just spoken to them



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20 May 2003
HOMECOMING
Judith Thom
2.47 mins
Judith decided that she had to do something to mark her son Jeremy's homecoming from Iraq



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06 May 2003
AWAY FROM IT ALL
Denise Lester
2.19 mins
Denise is in Devon, taking a break from London - she feels very lucky to be there



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15 Apr 2003
ESSENTIAL
Denis Bundy
2.05 mins
Denis thinks the war was essential



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15 Apr 2003
GLUED TO THE TV
Tahira Parvean
2.19 mins
Tahira thinks the media needs to be more balanced



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15 Apr 2003
HANDS UP FOR PEACE III
Neela Dolezalova
2.14 mins
Neela tries to see the truth in it all



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14 Apr 2003
DEVASTATED
Maya Lake
1.47 mins
Maya is devastated by the boy who lost his arms in Iraq



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14 Apr 2003
PTSD
Evelyn Bitcon
2.12 mins
Evelyn's son has PTSD, and she's concerned about the troops in Iraq



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11 Apr 2003
LOOTING
Jennifer Grimshaw
1.54 mins
Jennifer considers the looting in Baghdad



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10 Apr 2003
GEORGE BUSH
Robert Curry
2.10 mins
Robert shows us George Bush's astro-cartographic map



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10 Apr 2003
IRAQ'S FUTURE
Sama Hadad
1.51 mins
Sama rejoices in the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in Baghdad



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10 Apr 2003
VICTORY
Isam Jafar
1.55 mins
Isam says thank you on the day Saddam's statue is pulled down



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09 Apr 2003
EMPATHY
Adrian Mason
1.57 mins
Adrian thinks that we should be more behind the troops



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09 Apr 2003
FATHER'S WAR
Patrick Kirby
2.01 mins
Patrick's son Hayden is currently in Iraq with the 16th Air Assault Brigade



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08 Apr 2003
ANGER
Amjad Hussein
2.10 mins
Amjad reflects on growing anger in the Muslim community



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04 Apr 2003
RESURRECTION
Reverend Alan Billings
2.09 mins
Reverend Billings thinks stopping the war now is not an option



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03 Apr 2003
AWFUL
Eleanor and John Campbell
2.26 mins
Eleanor and John think that it must be awful to be in Iraq



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03 Apr 2003
BASRA
Mark McClean
2.17 mins
A news report from Basra reminds Mark of Belfast in the 1980s



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03 Apr 2003
BIGGEST HUG
Nicole Atkinson
2.07 mins
When Chris gets back from Iraq...



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03 Apr 2003
DESENSITIZED
Rod Williams
2.07 mins
Rod thinks people might be desensitized by the coverage of Iraq



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02 Apr 2003
MEDIA
Rev Michael Roberts
2.14 mins
Reverend Roberts was part of the last Gulf war



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01 Apr 2003
HARD CHOICES
Nigel Flory
2.08 mins
Nigel's friend has to make a choice between rugby and war



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31 Mar 2003
WAR TALK II
Stroud Valley Community Primary School
2.08 mins
School pupils from Stroud talk about Iraq



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30 Mar 2003
NO BADGE
Jack Cowley
2.34 mins
Jack has decided there's no point wearing his 'Don't Attack Iraq' badge anymore



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28 Mar 2003
UNKNOWN
Ali Swad
2.02 mins
Ali is concerned about his family in Iraq



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27 Mar 2003
CONFUSED
Mike Michaels
2.17 mins
Mike is confused and he feels many others are too



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26 Mar 2003
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
Rob Parker
2.04 mins
Rob is concerned about the weapons used in Iraq



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25 Mar 2003
CONSCRIPTION
Andrew Mongi
2.02 mins
Andrew is worried about conscription



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25 Mar 2003
SOCKS
Judith Thom
3.10 mins
Judith has to send socks to her son in the Gulf



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23 Mar 2003
EXCITED FOR IRAQ
Sama Hadad
2.07 mins
Sama is already thinking of the future Iraq



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21 Mar 2003
BIAFRA
Rebecca Mottershead
2.17 mins
Rebecca remembers the Biafran war



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20 Mar 2003
HANDS UP FOR PEACE
Neela Dolezalova
1.53 mins
Neela organises an anti-war protest



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20 Mar 2003
HANDS UP FOR PEACE II
Neela Dolezalova
2.00 mins
An alternative take on Neela's protest



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19 Mar 2003
DID I ACHIEVE ANYTHING?
Ashmeed Sohoye
1.33 mins
Ash wonders if the anti-war march achieved anything



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18 Mar 2003
BECKY'S LETTER
Sue Deakin
2.40 mins
Sue's had a letter from her daughter in the Gulf



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17 Mar 2003
ASK US
Gabriel Lock
1.49 mins
Gabriel thinks we should be asked about war



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17 Mar 2003
DEMOCRACY
Sama Hadad
1.52 mins
Sama would campaign for democracy in Iraq



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17 Mar 2003
I REMEMBER
David Wilson
1.40 mins
David was in the last Gulf conflict



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16 Mar 2003
BRITISH PAKISTANI MUSLIM
Nesar Rafiq
1.59 mins
Nesar wonders whether he belongs in the UK



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14 Mar 2003
IN A SPIN
Marianne Molyneux
2.09 mins
Marianne worries about the effect of war on children



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14 Mar 2003
VIGIL FOR PEACE
Evelyn Bitcon
2.04 mins
Evelyn joins a peace vigil



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13 Mar 2003
ARK ROYAL
Jane Muir
2.37 mins
Jane's son is on Ark Royal in the Gulf



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13 Mar 2003
BEST INTERESTS
Steliana Economides
2.22 mins
Steliana thinks we should go to war



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13 Mar 2003
PUPPETS
William Shirley
1.43 mins
William is performing a musical about war on Iraq



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13 Mar 2003
VETERAN
Arthur Lowe
1.48 mins
Arthur wonders whether we've remembered the lesson of past conflicts.



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12 Mar 2003
CHRISTIAN MINORITY
Reverend Alan Billings
2.15 mins
Reverend Billings thinks Tony Blair should get more support



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12 Mar 2003
MORALLY WRONG
Phil Sherwood
2.56 mins
Phil would go back to the Gulf



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10 Mar 2003
YOKO ONO
Andrew Gale
2.01 mins
Andrew and Christine get a call from Yoko Ono



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06 Mar 2003
COVERAGE
Alison McSorley
2.16 mins
The continuous talk about possible war with Iraq has started to wash over Alison



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05 Mar 2003
PEELING FOR WAR
Ian Mackinnon
2.10 mins
Ian peels for war



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28 Feb 2003
HONOURABLE MAN
John Robinson
1.47 mins
John backs Blair and Bush



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27 Feb 2003
STUDENT WAR
Amy Bayliss
2.31 mins
Amy, Natalie and Dave are not completely opposed to the war



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24 Feb 2003
WAR TALK
Stroud Valley Community Primary School
1.48 mins
School pupils from Stroud talk about Iraq



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19 Feb 2003
LOVE IN
Andrew Gale
3.04 mins
Andrew and Christine follow John and Yoko's example



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17 Feb 2003
HUMAN SHIELD
Karl Dallas
3.23 mins
Karl goes on the anti-war march



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12 Feb 2003
SAILING AWAY
Sue Deakin
2.22 mins
Sue's daughter is sailing to the Gulf



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10 Feb 2003
RICIN
Mike Michaels
1.47 mins
Mike talks about ricin being found locally



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06 Feb 2003
SAFE IN SPACE
Tim Lord
1.51 mins
Tim feels unsafe, even in Cornwall

 


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