In order to tell this story, you had to put yourself at great risk. Why did you do it?
I was desperate to get the story out. I'm an emergency room doctor, and I've worked in one of Baghdad's worst hospitals since 2001, and I've experienced horrible scenes since the war started. And I always felt weak, desperate, and unable to do anything but just watch people die. So when I started to do journalism, I always thought that I should do something about the emergency room. And when I started making films, always in my mind was this idea of doing a film about the emergency room.
It was quite difficult to do this film, not only because it's risky, but because it was very difficult to get permission (from the Iraqi's). And getting people to speak to me inside the hospital was really difficult. But finally I got enough material to make the film, and I'm happy that it will now be broadcast here in America.