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Documentary: Iraq Uncovered – Ramita Navai Investigates Abuses

Iraq Uncovered, Aired March 21, 2017. Public Broadcasting Station.

Ramita Navai visits the ravaged towns and provinces recently recaptured from the Islamic State by Iraqi forces only to find citizens terrorized by another faction — their liberators.

“I Was Not Prepared for the Level of Killing,” said Ramita Navai.

Frontline correspondent Ramita Navai makes a dangerous and revealing journey inside the war-torn country of Iraq, investigating allegations of abuse of civilians by powerful militias.

“The black flags of the Islamic State are coming down in Mosul, prisoners are being released, citizens freed.”

At least that is what the television media has been reporting lately.

The documentary “Frontline: Iraq Uncovered” goes where most American media do not anymore, i.e. outside the studio and into the battlefields of Iraq, it finds a different story.

Iraqi Refugees 2017. (Photo: PBS).

The documentary “Frontline: Iraq Uncovered” goes where most American media do not anymore, i.e. outside the studio and into the battlefields of Iraq, it finds a different story.

Ramita Navai visits the ravaged towns and provinces recently recaptured from the Islamic State by Iraqi forces only to find citizens terrorized by another faction — their liberators.

British Iranian journalist Ramita Navai goes on the ground and shows how the involvement of Shiite Muslim militia in the fight against the Islamic State has incited a new round of sectarian violence.


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