An incisive analysis of Islamist movements in the Middle East
A political, social, and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East. On one side are the Islamists, those who believe Islam should be the region's primary identity. In opposition are nationalists, secularists, royal families, military establishments, and others who view Islamism as a serious threat to national security, historical identity, and a cohesive society.
Portrays Iraqi Shiite Muslims in a period of occupation and transition. This photographic compilation, recorded over 12 months, captures the Shiites' intense commitment to their faith and their indomitable spirit of sacrifice.