A film by Bénédicte Delfaut
Collection 'History's Greatest Lies'

Running Time: 52'

/ Format: HD

/ Available versions: FR | EN

On the 14th October 1990, before a US Congress commission, a 15 year old adolescent girl, Nayirah al-Sabah, gives a chilling testimony of the atrocities committed in a Kuwait hospital by Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi troops. Televisions around the world broadcast the speech. On the 17th January 1991, international forces launch the operation Desert Storm. It’s the First Gulf War. But this war was finally declared on the base of a lie, entirely invented by communication agencies, financed by the US government and Kuwait. 

A film by Bénédicte Delfaut
Based on an original idea by Anne Labro
Produced by Loren Baux-Richardot
Co-written with Anne-Cécile Vergnaud
Presented by Fabrice d'Almeida
Image by Nina Bernfeld and Hervé Glabeck
Original music by Nicolas Neidhardt

A production of Compagnie des Phares & Balises
In co-production with Les Protagonistes productions
With the participation of RMC Découverte, Toute l'Histoire, RTBF, Speigel TV, Planète + Poland and Odisea
With the support of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée and PROCIREP-ANGOA
French broadcaster: RMC Découverte
International Sales: CPB International

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