GUS PALMER





Iraq
INSURGENCY 



Abu Mohamed smokes a cigarette next to a window in Baghdad. When the Americans invaded Abu Mohamed was optimistic about the future of Iraq, hoping that it would be wealth and prosperity to its  people who had e

Former insurgent Abu Mohamed smokes a cigarette next to a window in Baghdad.

This project looks into the people involved in the 2003 invasion or Iraq, and the people enduring the legacy it has left behind. It was made during 2018 and 2019 most of which produced whilst working on a series of five documentary films for the BBC. 

Two men in one of the back streets of the Western Mosul Old City. They are sweeping the rubble from the streets around their shop

Mosul Eye, a journalist from Mosul named Omar Mohamed who reported in secret during the reign of ISIS in Mosul 


Saddam Hussein's cousin

A car passes through the old city of Western Mosul in August 2018

A view of Western Mosul 

Lewis Miller, who lost his son during the battle to retake Fallujah from insurgents in 2004

Al Rawi, former Baathist now living in Exile in the Middle East


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