Title........: PBS Frontline World - Saddam's Road To Hell
Runtime......: 00:46:50 (70,248 fr)
Languages....: English, Kurdish, Arabic
Translations.: English subtitles
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Reporter Gwynne Roberts joins Kurdish doctor Khasrow Ihsan in the
search for the mass graves of 8,000 men, women and children murdered
by Saddam Hussein in the early years of his regime.
After the Iran/Iraq war, Saddam's revenge against the Kurdish Barzani
clan for siding with Iran was swift and brutal. Now the regime's
obsession with keeping accurate records of its own crimes can help
put together the case against the deposed dictator at his trial in
Baghdad. As well as collecting written documentation, Dr Ihsan is
trying to locate the mass graves to use as evidence of Saddam's
crimes. The driving force behind his quest is the grieving relatives
and surviving members of the Barzani clan and the search is
authorised by Masoud Barzani, clan leader and now president of the
Kurdish region of Iraq.
In spite of the dangers of the expedition, the lack of cooperation
from the Sunni locals and the frustration of a fruitless search,
five months later the mass graves are finally located.