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Iraqi Christians: chronicle of an announced exodus

A documentary directed by .

48h delivery HD


Price: €14.00


Nowa­days, and more than ever, the Chris­t­ian com­mu­nity in Iraq is at risk of dis­ap­pear­ing. For­merly pro­tected by Sad­dam Hus­sein, since the end of the dic­ta­to­r­ial regime, they have been suf­fer­ing per­se­cu­tions lead by small groups of fun­da­men­tal­ist Mus­lims. This eth­nic reli­gious group, how­ever present in Iraq since the begin­nings of Chris­tian­ity seems to be pay­ing the price of the Amer­i­can pres­ence in Iraq.

Nearly a mil­lion in 1980, there are only 500 000 Chris­tians in the coun­try nowa­days, while one mil­lion live in Dias­pora. This mas­sive Exo­dus through the coun­try towards Kur­dis­tan, from the bor­der­ing coun­tries towards Turkey and Jor­dan or even towards the United States, endan­gers their exis­tence in Iraq.

This tragic sit­u­a­tion, which was ignored from the inter­na­tional media for long, is nowa­days a known fact, since the ter­ror­ist attack on the Bag­dad Cathe­dral on 31 Octo­ber 2010. But the media depend on the news. The aim of this doc­u­men­tary is to deeply study the sit­u­a­tion of Chris­tians in Iraq, their long his­tory and their endan­gered future.

In fifty years, the Iraqi Jew­ish com­mu­nity has totally dis­ap­peared. Will the same phe­nom­e­non hap­pen to the Chris­t­ian minority?


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