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Kirk Johnson is a modern-day Oskar Schindler fighting to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government and military to help rebuild Iraq. Now, perceived as traitors, 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 its Iraqi allies, Kirk begins compiling a list of their names and works with a team of lawyers to get them out of harm’s way.
THE LIST was filmed over four years in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and the United States.


Director/Producer: Beth Murphy
Director of Photography: Kevin Belli
Producer: Sean Flynn
Editor: Kevin Belli
Executive Producers: Charles Sennott, Nick Quested
Associate Producers: Beth Balaban, Alyssa Gantz, Nathan Tisdale

Forgotten in Iraq
The New York Times, 2012

The story of the workers in Iraq whose lives have been endangered or destroyed because of their loyalty to the United States.


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