Iraq: Generation Invasion

Twenty years after the US-led invasion, four young Iraqis recall life under foreign occupation and share their hopes and fears for the future. Shedding a light on post-Saddam Iraq, are: 26-year-old Dima,  who rebelled against religious extremists who took over her native Basra and has now rediscovered a love of singing; Bassam, an enthusiastic environmentalist helping re-green the city of Mosul; Ahmed, a Kurdish graduate struggling to make ends meet in a local barber shop; and Baraa, a female publisher, whose message to the world is that “Iraqis need a second chance”.

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Very unique and a great piece of radio.

Gwenan Roberts, commissioning editor, BBC World Service
BBC World Service, 20th May 2023
Producers: Rebecca Kesby in London and Mona Mahmoud in Baghdad
Executive Producer: Mike Lanchin