Originally slated for broadcast on NBC news in 1991, Inside Iraq: No Place to Hide was yanked just three hours before airtime. Was this coverage, which revealed that the Gulf War was not as clean and easy as the US media presentation had implied, too hot for TV?
Traveling through Iraq, DCTV's filmmakers were able to visit a number of Iraqi cities whose infrastructure had been entirely destroyed. Water, electricity, and medicine were in short supply. Doctors stood helpless as the wounded suffered and starving babies died in their mothers' arms.
Inside Iraq (re-edited in 2002) is certain to provoke intense discussion about censorship and the role of media in wartime.
Topics: War, City, Water, Medicine, Wounded, Iraq, Media, Destruction