The Price for Paradise is designed to enlighten Americans about the plight of Iraqi
citizens and their daily struggle to survive. It follows personal experiences of
individuals and families and reveals candid views about the war in their homeland.
Despite fearing for their lives, these refugees wanted to tell their stories and had
powerful messages to tell Americans. They talk about their plight, their daily struggle
to survive and they offer their hopes and dreams for their families and their countries
About the Film
The Price for Paradise portrays Iraqis as proud and dignified people who are trying to
survive and rebuild their lives under horrific circumstances. The intent of the film is
to enlighten Americans about the plight of ordinary Iraqi citizens. This is information
that we do not get see by watching the evening news. The hope is that the program can
serve to build a greater understanding between Americans and Iraqis and even perhaps begin
to effect positive change. What is happening in this part of the world affects each of us
and we need to make it our business to be informed for Iraq, for the Middle East, for
America and for the world in which we all live.