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A member of the Iraqi rowing team looks out at Lake Dokan. (Courtesy of Bruce Smith/Community Rowing)
A member of the Iraqi rowing team looks out at Lake Dokan. (Courtesy of Bruce Smith/Community Rowing)

A pair of American rowers traveled to Iraq earlier this month to help train a team of rowers and coaches from across the war-torn country.

Inspired by "Invictus," the 2009 biopic about Nelson Mandela and post-apartheid South Africa's rugby team,  Bruce Harold Smith and fellow rower Bill Engeman traveled to Lake Dokan, in Iraqi Kurdistan, for a five-day training session. We talk with Smith about his experience.

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This program aired on May 26, 2010.

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