The List
(86 min) Egypt/Iran/Iraq/Jordan/Syria/USA
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Friday 10/25, 7:10 PM (Session 26)

Director: Beth Murphy
Producers: Beth Murphy, Sean Flynn


Kirk Johnson, a young American aid worker, is racing to save thousands of Iraqis who risked everything to work for the Americans because they believed in the promise of democracy. After leading reconstruction teams in Baghdad and Fallujah, Kirk returns home only to discover that many of his former Iraqi colleagues are being killed, kidnapped or forced into exile by radical militias. Frustrated by a stagnating government bureaucracy in the U.S. that has failed to protect its "Iraqi allies," Kirk begins compiling a list of their names and helping them to find refuge before it's too late. But how many people can one man save? The List will trace the stories of several US-affiliated refugees and the Americans attempting to aid them. Through their eyes, we will see the Iraq War from the perspective of Iraqis who believed in democracy but became disillusioned by America's failure to uphold its own principles.


Beth Murphy is a documentary director, producer and author who founded the film production company Principle Pictures in 2000. She has produced/directed numerous television documentaries for Discovery International, The History Channel, Discovery Health, Lifetime Television and PBS. In 2002, she produced the documentary Fighting For Our Future, hosted by Melissa Joan Hart, which focused on young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2003, she wrote a companion book, which was published by McGraw Hill. Her film, Beyond Belief, premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. From 2008 to 2012, Beth traveled to Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Egypt filming The List.

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