After Saddam Hussein’s impeachment in 2003 and the international state lie about possession of nuclear weapons in Iraq, the country can not stop mourning its dead. The Sunnis find themselves marginalized, the Shiites have taken power, we have seen the threat emerge: Daesh. Véronique de Viguerie and Manon Querouil-Bruneel have investigated in recent years in Iraq and reported on its situation of political, humanitarian and social disaster. The Shiites are regrouping to fight Daesh, the Sunnis complain about the Shiites. Everyone gets together, tries to live together, we even meet mixed couples of different faiths. But resentment still exists. Some think, others say that the roots of the evil are still very present, favoring the gestation of another monster, much worse than Daesh.
“At the heart of this geopolitical divide, Iraq is at a crossroads. Long oppressed under the Baathist dictatorship, now widely acclaimed for the victory won against the Islamic State, the Shiites, who represent over 60% of the population, now hold the reins of the country. Will the post-Daesh era be the era of all-out vengeance, writing a new chapter in the fratricidal war between Sunnis and Shiites? Today the question is on everyone’s lips. ” – excerpt from the introduction
Photographs by Véronique de Viguerie Text by Manon Querouil-Bruneel
Published by Images Plurielles
Collection «Faits et Société»
50 color photos, book format 24 x 23 cm, 128 pages Texts in French / English
Public price: 25 €