( Saddam Tribe ) This Film 95 Minutes By Raghad Saddam Hussein and Latif Yahia
The end of an empire !! The invasion of Iraq in 2003 brought a dramatic end to Saddam Hussein's brutal regime. But behind the headlines lay an even more extraordinary story of family and tribal loyalty, rivalry and betrayal. Inspired by interviews with Saddam's daughter Raghad and other key eye-witnesses as well as extensive research, this unique drama gets to the heart of the dictator's tyranny and his eventual downfall. In 2004 producer Monica Garnsey had a series of meetings with Raghad Hussein. Raghad's story, combined with others who knew Saddam, inspired Saddam's Tribe. Examining how Saddam retained power for over a quarter of a century and eventually lost it, the drama describes how the fate of a whole nation turned on the fluctuations of family loyalty and, eventually, of family betrayal amidst a descent into debauchery and corruption. "From gold AK47s to champagne-guzzling parties and luxurious palaces, Saddam's Tribe chronicles some of the extraordinary excesses Hussein and his immediate family and closest advisors were used to on a regular basis," says producer Roberto Troni. Saddam's power was built on a government made up of trusted family members. Prominent among them were his psychopathic playboy son Uday and his ambitious son-in-law Hussein Kamel. But in 1995 a bitter power struggle erupted between the two men. Caught in the middle was Raghad Hussein, whose loyalties to father, brother and husband were challenged as the battle for control of Iraq reached its vicious, bloody climax. Saddam Tribe is a docu/drama that documents the lives of Saddam Hussein's family from 1995 to the capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003. Part written by Raghad Hussein (eldest daughter of Saddam) and also taken from the best selling book "The Devil's Double" by Latif Yahia. It is a very honest and chilling portrait of the Hussein regime and confirms stories and rumours that had once circulated about the Premier family. With a cast of New Faces the acting is superb and is not distracted by familiar faces with which one might associate previous roles. Especially the role of Uday, which Latif Yahia (ex-double of Uday Saddam Hussein) called amazingly realistic..