The PBS documentary series AMERICA AT A CROSSROADS focuses on the geopolitical issues that arose in the wake of 9/11, including the fight against terror, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the United States' reputation on international shores. This installment chronicles the trial of Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity, from the creation of the Iraqi High Tribunal, to the trial's lasting effects on Iraq's quest to establish a lasting democratic process.
Description by PBS Video:
Follow the courtroom drama surrounding the trial of Iraq's former president, revealing a tainted procedural that can be seen as a microcosm of the challenges and dysfunctions of forming the Iraqi government. The divisions between Shia, Sunnis and Kurds throughout the country are represented in the courtroom. The documentary closely examines the full process of trying, convicting and sentencing Saddam Hussein.