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Watch Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD

After leading reconstruction teams in Baghdad and Fallujah for the United States, 26-year-old Kirk Johnson returns home to discover that many of his Iraqi friends and colleagues are being targeted as “collaborators with the enemy.” Perceived as traitors, their fates are sealed, and so they are systematically hunted—killed, kidnapped, and forced into lives on the run. 

Frustrated by a stagnating government bureaucracy in the U.S. that fails to protect U.S.-affiliated Iraqis, Kirk begins compiling a list of their names and works with a team of lawyers to get them out of harm’s way. Bound by a sense of moral responsibility and honor, Kirk sets out to redeem a nation that has largely betrayed its Iraqi allies. The List traces the evolution of Kirk's campaign from a one-man crusade into a nationwide grassroots movement.

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