Screening: Saddam’s Road to Hell
Gwynne Roberts, co-director John Williams and a Kurdish investigator set off on a dangerous journey through Iraq to find out what happened to 8,000 Kurdish men and boys missing since the early years of Saddam’s rule.
They travel through the Sunni badlands into Baghdad, and then across the triangle of death on their way to the southern Iraqi desert near the Saudi-Kuwaiti borders.
En route, they uncover documents, video, testimony, forensic evidence and human remains proving Saddam’s direct involvement in mass murder.
This case – the murder of the Barzanis – is a precursor to Saddam’s deadly campaign against the Kurds known as the Anfal in which more than 100,000 men, women and children were executed during the late 1980s.
The filming of this documentary offers a rare insight into Iraq beyond the Green Zone.