A reflective chronicle based on Richard Engel’s reports in Iraq
This long-form report, told through the eyes and camcorder of NBC’s Middle East correspondent Richard Engel, examines the everyday realities of the war in Iraq. From his first reports in 2003 as a freelancer, Engel’s long tenure in the war zone enables him to tell an evolving story from a personal perspective. He recounts his difficult living conditions and his personal security measures, along with reporting on how the Iraqis react to the arrival of American troops and the destruction of Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship. Fluent in Arabic, Engel takes viewers through the toll the war has taken on the soldiers, the Iraqis and finally on himself, including his most exciting days and his darkest moments.
Richard Engel, reporter; Madeleine Haeringer, producer; Elizabeth Ruksznis, associate producer; Carrie Wysocki, director; Linda Diehl, Beverly Chase, editors; Bredun Edwards, Steve O’Neill, Kevin Burke, Richard Engel, camera; Jody Sugrue, motion graphics artist; Gordon Miller, music, Judith Greenberg, Sharon Hoffman, senior producers; Scott Hooker senior executive producer; Michael Rubin, vice-president of long-form programming, Steve Capus, president, NBC News