Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2013 by Uri Halevi
IRAQ – March 2003 – March 2013 is a web documentary project that covers the ten years of war as it was seen from Iraq and elsewhere, It’s the Iraqi people video stories, their photos and their interviews.
March 2003 – March 2013 is an ongoing web documentary project that is updated daily. The main idea behind this project is to expose us to the life an average Iraqi lived for the last decade because hey, what do we actually know about Iraq? What images does the name conjure up? A birthplace of writing, gold (the black sort), a prime-time war, an ousted dictator and, today, the occasional blurry, blood-stained news. This project is here to show you there is more to Iraq then that, there is a whole multicultural nation of Shiites, Sunnites, Kurds and Christians who have a lot to say about their aspirations, sufferings, doubts and hopes.
This web documentary is all about what the Iraqi people have to say, in their video stories, their photos and their interviews with a goal to understand the tragic decade that the Iraqis experienced. The goal is to get the facts straight from the source and home in on an undeniably less “West-centred” perspective than usual. Columnists from three partner European dailies – Le Monde, die Süddeutsche Zeitung and The Guardian – have contributed to this picture. International experts help to unravel its complex history and the geopolitical stakes down the road. At the end of the day, the goal is to understand a decade in Iraq, enlightened by the people who made it happen. There are some things that one must understand if he strives to become a better human being, this project holds the key to one of them.