Thursday, October 11, 2007

Meeting Resistance: New Documentary on the Iraqi Insurgency

A new project that I have been working with over
the past few weeks, this groundbreaking documentary will be hitting theatres in New York and DC on
Friday October 19th. Excitement is building for
the film which just this week was the focus of a segment on ABC World News.

"This breakthrough film, the single most astonishing
documentary yet on
the Iraq war, portrays a full range
of insurgents, from fighters to spies
to imams, speaking
in their own voices, explaining their motives and
from the first days of the insurgency onward...
It is as though
"The Battle of Algiers" had been shot
from the inside, from the point of
view of the insurgents,
and not played by actors."


Meeting Resistance opening week Friday Oct 19th --> Thursday Oct 25th

New York, NY
Cinema Village,
22 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Washington, DC
AMC Loews Dupont Circle 5,
1350 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

What would you do if your country was invaded? MEETING RESISTANCE raises
the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to
face with individuals who are passionately engaged in the struggle, and
documenting for the very first time, the sentiments experienced and
actions taken by a nation's citizens when their homeland is occupied.

Voices that have previously not been heard, male and female, speak
candidly about their motivations, hopes and goals, revealing a
kaleidoscope of human perspectives. Featuring reflective, yet fervent
conversations with active insurgents, MEETING RESISTANCE is the missing
puzzle piece in understanding the Iraq war.

Directed by Steve Connors and Molly Bingham, this daring, eye-opening film
provides unique insight into the personal narratives of people involved in
the resistance, exploding myth after myth about the war in Iraq and the
Iraqis who participate. Through its unprecedented access to these
clandestine groups, MEETING RESISTANCE focuses the spotlight on the "other
side," leaving the viewer with clarity as to why the violence in Iraq
continues to this day.