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The Rise of ISIS [videorecording] /
a Frontline production with RAINmedia ; a production of WGBH/Boston ; correspondent, Martin Smith ; co-produced by Linda Hirsch ; written and produced by Martin Smith.
edition
Widescreen.
imprint
[Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2014]
description
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1627891935, 9781627891936
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2014]
isbn
1627891935
9781627891936
standard identifier
841887023221
publisher #
FRL63302
credits note
Original music, John E. Low.
general note
"[C]ontains graphic imagery of war and extreme violence; viewer discretion is advised."
Running time indicated on container: approximately 60 min.; actual running time: 56 min.
Widescreen presentation ; stereo.
performer
Narrator/interviewer, Martin Smith.
abstract
In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops pulled out of the country? Smith delivers a revelatory look at how ISIS grew out of the disaffection of Iraqi Sunnis who were sidelined and targeted by Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the American withdrawal. The film traces how they gained strength in Syria, how they're funded, how they operate, and how, city by city, from Ramadi to Fallujah to Mosul, ISIS swept across Iraq--seizing territory, recording and broadcasting mass executions, and drawing recruits from an estimated 80 countries. With ISIS continuing to take and hold territory in Iraq and Syria despite U.S. and coalition airstrikes, and President Obama's foreign policy legacy hanging in the balance, The Rise of ISIS is the definitive account of how the U.S. has reached this point.
language note
In English with English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
catalogue key
9945600
date/place of event
Originally broadcast as an episode of Frontline October 28, 2014.
target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD, region 1 ; NTSC.

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