On March 16th 1988 thousands of innocent civilians in the Kurdish city of Halabja faced a hellish death. The man responsible for this unspeakable horror was the notorious Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. In this sobering documentary MAN MOMENT MACHINE investigates the pivotal circumstances and series of events that led up to Hussein's horrifying chemical weapons attack on a defenseless civilian population. With host Hunter Ellis learn how the expense of the Iran-Iraq War in the '80s infused Hussein with renewed desire to crush the Kurdish rebellion and gain control of their vast and lucrative oil fields. Discover how the lack of reaction to the tyrant's "trial" chemical weapons attacks on Iranians and Kurds by the international community may have given him the green light he needed to continue with his genocidal policies. Finally find out how the unprecedented atrocity he perpetrated on Halabja played a role in ultimately undermining his regime and removing him from power. Featuring expert analysis of the devastating chemicals he used and real-time demonstrations of how he carried out his attacks SADDAM HUSSEIN & THE NERVE GAS ATROCITY is a riveting examination of a tragic moment in history when the wrong man had the wrong weapon and used it to terrible ends.