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529: Human Spectacle 2014
Act Three

I Am Iraq, I Am An Island

In Iraq, everyone from the militant group known as ISIS to the government security forces and shiite militias have been putting on such a deliberate show. Each faction has its own videos, parades, flags, propaganda and counter-propaganda. Plus the fighting. Together they make up a spectacle the entire country of Iraq — and really the whole world — is watching collectively. (16 1/2 minutes)