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The Resource The rise of ISIS, a Frontline production with RAINmedia ; a production of WGBH/Boston ; correspondent, Martin Smith ; co-produced by Linda Hirsch ; written and produced by Martin Smith

The rise of ISIS, a Frontline production with RAINmedia ; a production of WGBH/Boston ; correspondent, Martin Smith ; co-produced by Linda Hirsch ; written and produced by Martin Smith

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The rise of ISIS
Title
The rise of ISIS
Statement of responsibility
a Frontline production with RAINmedia ; a production of WGBH/Boston ; correspondent, Martin Smith ; co-produced by Linda Hirsch ; written and produced by Martin Smith
Title variation
  • Rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
  • Rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
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  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops pulled out of the country? Smith delivers a revelatory look at how ISIS grew out of the disaffection of Iraqi Sunnis who were sidelined and targeted by Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the American withdrawal. The film traces how they gained strength in Syria, how they're funded, how they operate, and how, city by city, from Ramadi to Fallujah to Mosul, ISIS swept across Iraq--seizing territory, recording and broadcasting mass executions, and drawing recruits from an estimated 80 countries. With ISIS continuing to take and hold territory in Iraq and Syria despite U.S. and coalition airstrikes, and President Obama's foreign policy legacy hanging in the balance, The Rise of ISIS is the definitive account of how the U.S. has reached this point
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FPR
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videorecording
Credits note
Original music, John E. Low
Date time place
Originally broadcast as an episode of Frontline October 28, 2014
Dewey number
956.05/4
Intended audience
Contains graphic imagery of war and extreme violence; viewer discretion is advised
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
Narrator/interviewer, Martin Smith
Runtime
60
Technique
live action
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The rise of ISIS, a Frontline production with RAINmedia ; a production of WGBH/Boston ; correspondent, Martin Smith ; co-produced by Linda Hirsch ; written and produced by Martin Smith
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videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Isbn
9781627891936
Media category
video
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rdamedia
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v
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videodisc
Other control number
841887023221
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sound, color
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FRL63302
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sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
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  • (OCoLC)894254215
  • 828251
  • (OCoLC)ocn894254215
  • 828251
System details
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The rise of ISIS, a Frontline production with RAINmedia ; a production of WGBH/Boston ; correspondent, Martin Smith ; co-produced by Linda Hirsch ; written and produced by Martin Smith
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Isbn
9781627891936
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887023221
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
FRL63302
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894254215
  • 828251
  • (OCoLC)ocn894254215
  • 828251
System details
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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