Ten Years Later, Soccer Shows Signs of Healing in Iraq

by Nigel Assam

In preparation of the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq War tomorrow, arte.tv has released a documentary called Iraq: 10 Years, 100 Viewpoints. The documentary shows several short videos of life in Iraq and will be releasing these videos every day up until May 1, President Bush’s famous “Mission Accomplished” statement. In this video, Trainer Bassam Raouf Hamid leads his 120 pupils, instilling in them the dangers of sectarianism, and “believes his club is an example of the ‘love, brotherhood and tolerance’ needed for Iraq’s peaceful future.”