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Watch full film here: 2003
It seems that every day the rebuilding of Iraq suffers another setback. Thousands of families are still without water or electricity and patience is rapidly waning. But one group in particular remain optimistic: exiled Iraqis are thrilled to be back home. This week's topical and surprising documentary is the compelling tale of Hassan Janabi, who returned from 25 years in exile to help run the Ministry of Irrigation. We follow him as he deals with the problems of rebuilding his country and is reunited with his family. This moving story illustrates some of the complexities of life inpost-war Iraq. A bus full of Iraqi men sing and clap as they enter Baghdad. "This song is especially for the American army," explains one passenger. "It says thank you. You helped us." All these men have been handpicked by the American administration to help lead the rebuilding of Iraq. On board isHassan Janabi, a Shi'ite from Najaf, who fled the country after being tortured for refusing to join the Ba'ath party. "The feeling that you are back home is beyond imagination, beyond description," he enthuses.

Produced by SBS/Dateline
Distributed by Journeyman Pictures

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