Zahra Mackaoui

Saddam’s Iraq

Saddam’s Iraq

Associate Producer
ITV, Al Arabiyya

Filmed just months following the downfall of Saddam Hussein in 2004, this series uncovers the secrets of what went on during his 24 years as President of Iraq.

It provides compelling human-interest stories, sometimes shocking, but consistently informative and revelatory. In this episode, ‘Saddam´s Masks’, we follow the course of Saddam the man, revealing how a person becomes a dictator, and how Saddam emerged as the real power and strong man of Iraq.

Yet ultimately everything fell apart with his flight, as the American tanks entered Baghdad. Shot in Baghdad & Tikrit, often in situations of extreme danger, ‘Saddam’s Masks’ is a penetrating psychological profile of the former Iraqi President.