generation x - saddam
GENERATION X-SADDAM follows Shelly Saywell’s previous documentary GENERATION OF HATE, which was filmed on the eve of the US-led war and looked at the lives of Iraqi people, especially the youth, who were caught between the tyranny of Saddam 's regime and the hardships and betrayals they blamed the West for. Wanting to learn what had happened to all those interviewed and whether the things they’d said then had been true, and if their feelings have changed or remained the same, the crew returned to Iraq in May 2003 just weeks after the war was "officially" declared over. Travelling from Baghdad to Basra, across the severely damaged country, they go to the ruins of the university campus, the back streets of Baghdad on night patrol, to a haunting visit at the blood soaked cells of Abu Graib prison, and to mass graves. Managing to find them all, most pervasive among all these young people is the sense of desperate confusion and worry about what lies ahead as they face more uncertainty and a dangerous life under occupation.