Gulf War TV drama could re-ignite old conflict, say critics
It's 22 years after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, but for some the war's not over yet.
A new TV drama about the conflict has come out and the Iraqis aren't happy. Critics have been quick to slam Saher El-Leil: Watan Nahar (Awake at Night: At the Mercy of Day) for portraying the invasion of Kuwait - led by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein - as the fault of the entire nation rather than the work of the dictator himself.
Now some critics are saying the show could go as far as reigniting the conflict between the countries. Iraqi journalist and author, Ali Hussain, believes the drama has opened old wounds that could, once again, cause frictions between citizens of both countries.
And that's not the only criticism - even the dialogue has come under fire for using insulting language to point the finger at the Iraqi people as a whole.
Unsurprisingly these views are not echoed in Kuwait.
Do you think TV dramas should tap into old wounds and risk past grievances re-emerging, or is it going too far? Are Iraqis right to be upset by this show?
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