The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind

Jan 23, 2014

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Kirk Johnson talks about his book To Be a Friend is Fatal: The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind. Kirk worked for USAID in Iraq, and soon discovered that many of his Iraqi friends and colleagues employed by the US coalition were subject to kidnapping, torture, and assassination. He began compiling a list of their names and working with a team of lawyers to get them out of harm’s way. Filmmaker Beth Murphy’s documentary "The List" is based on Kirk’s efforts to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. Government to help rebuild Iraq. Ms. Murphy joins the discussion on The Point with Mindy Todd.

You can see The List at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on February 2nd as part of WCAI's Sunday Screenings SeriesClick here for information.