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My Beloved Enemy: Iraqi - American Stories

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-04-23

In March 2003, people across the world watched the United States-led invasion of Iraq unfold live on their television screens.

Over the next ten years, more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians and close to 4,500 US soldiers died in the conflict. Countless more lives were upended, often far from the gaze of the international media.

One of the little-known consequences of the Iraq War was the exile of around 80,000 Iraqi refugees in the United States. From New York to San Diego, Iraqis and Americans were brought together and learned to live side by side.

CASUALTIES OF THE IRAQ WAR

"My Beloved Enemy: Iraqi - American Stories" is a web-documentary series that examines some of those unexpected, and often life-changing, encounters.

Produced by Inediz in partnership with FRANCE24, the series is divided into five weekly episodes that will be available online starting on March 25, 2013.

To share your own story, or to find out about future episodes in the series, follow "My Beloved Enemy” on Facebook or subscribe to the newsletter. The complete documentary will be available on France24.com from September 2013.

The series was written and directed by Claire Jeantet and Fabrice Catérini, independent journalists who have reported on Iraqi refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, France and Sweden. Thomas Bernardi was the project’s chief cameraman. Noémie Oulevay and Sam Rossetti, from the Swiss company Contreforme, were in charge of art direction and post-production for the Web.

Date created : 2013-03-25

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