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“Hidden Wars of Desert Storm”

A 60 min. video-documentary on the Gulf War

Thursday, February 20, 2003, 8:00 am, $5

On August 2nd, 1990, Saddam Hussein launched his troops against Kuwait, triggering the first major international crisis of the post-Soviet Union era. But was this invasion a surprise in the first place? Were all diplomatic means really utilized to try to resolve the issue peacefully? Was there any threat from the part of Iraq against Saudi Arabia or against any of the other Gulf states? What is true behind this mysterious “Gulf War Syndrome” that goes on affecting hundreds of thousands of Gulf War veterans?


A two-year investigation, “Hidden Wars of Desert Storm” answers these and several other questions that have never been confronted by the main-stream media. The film is based on documents never seen before on television and backed by interviews of such prominent personalities as Desert Storm Commander, General Norman Schwarzkopf, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, former UN Iraq Program Director Denis Halliday, former UNSCOM team-leader Scott Ritter and many others. A large selection of archival footage, moving images recently brought back from Iraq, an original soundtrack scored by acclaimed composer Fritz Heede and the narration by two-time British Academy Award-winner, actor John Hurt, all contribute to making “Hidden Wars of Desert Storm” a fast-paced, informative documentary while resolutely accessible to a general audience.



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