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The List

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Contemporary Issues, Current Affairs, Foreign Worlds, and Human Interest
Synopsis

THE LIST tells the story of Kirk Johnson, a modern-day Oskar Schindler who is fighting to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government and military to help rebuild Iraq. After leading reconstruction teams in Baghdad and Fallujah for the United States, Kirk discovers that many of his Iraqi friends and colleagues are being targeted as “collaborators with the enemy.” Perceived as traitors, their fates are sealed, and they are systematically hunted—killed, kidnapped, and forced into lives on the run. Frustrated by a stagnating government bureaucracy in the U.S. that fails to protect U.S.-affiliated Iraqis, Kirk begins compiling a list of their names and works with a team of lawyers to get them out of harm’s way. Bound by a sense of moral responsibility and honor, Kirk sets out to redeem a nation that has largely betrayed its Iraqi allies.

Stage
finished
Running time
85 and 52 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Principle Pictures
Country
Iraq
Years of Production
4
Locations
Iraq, Syria Jordan, Egypt, and across the United States.
Prod. Partners
ITVS, Tribeca Film Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, IFP

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
Tribeca Film Festival (Premiere), Hot Docs, IFFB, Abu Dhabi, Warsaw, Little Rock, Minneapolis St. Paul, Human Rights Watch (Chicago), Camden International, Nantucket, Woods Hole
Awards
Audience Award - Best of the Festival, Woods Hole
Broadcast (Prod.)
PBS
Language
English, Arabic

Photos

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