Extreme Makeover, Iraqi Style

A new Iraqi “reality” show “Labour And Materials, broadcast on Iraqi satellite channel Al Sharqiya, does not merely redecorate a room, but reconstructs entire properties destroyed in the ongoing conflict in the country. The programme makers select families whose homes have been made uninhabitable either during the war or since, and reconstruct it to the extent of supplying new furniture – and even shiny new kitchen gadgets – for free.”