Friday, July 27, 2007

"No End in Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq - The Inside Story From the Ultimate Insiders"

The "why" and "how" leading to the 2003 war in Iraq are bogged down in a muck of half-truths and contradictions. Even today, a lot of important questions lack sufficient answers. Perspective is wavering, and an insider's point of view fails to elucidate because it is the insiders themselves whose actions have rendered our questions necessary. Bias fills our conversations and leaves authors of modern-day history books waiting, with pen in hand, to figure out what really happened.

The new documentary "No End in Sight," opening this weekend in select theaters nationwide, removes a good portion of this obfuscation. Filmmaker Charles Ferguson explores the fundamentals of the invasion, the planning behind it, and the people constructing the strategy. Adapted from over 200 hours of footage, the film offers a wide range of interviews and history from high-ranking officials directly involved with the war.

Just a few expert reviews:
"Charles Ferguson’s exacting, enraging new film, may signal a shift in emphasis,a move away from the immediacy of cinéma vérité toward overt political argument and historical analysis. Not that these have been scarce over the past few years, as an ever- growing shelf of books can testify. Among Mr. Ferguson’s interview subjects are the authors of some of those books — notably Nir Rosen (“In the Belly of the Green Bird”), James Fallows (“Blind Into Baghdad”) and George Packer (“The Assassins’ Gate”) — and his film in effect offers a summary of some of their conclusions." - A.O. Scott, New York Times
"With an accountant's eye for precision and a political scientist's grasp of the machinations that move national policy, Charles Ferguson's "No End in Sight" itemizes the errors, misjudgments and follies that have defined the Bush Administration's invasion of Iraq. In his first doc, Ferguson delivers the calm, meticulous survey of U.S. policy that legions of critics of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" have been waiting for. By no means definitive or comprehensive, the pic nevertheless contains plenty of information within a conventional running time and will raise auds' hackles -- pointing to powerful B.O. biz for a current affairs doc." - Robert Koehler,
The movie hits theaters this weekend. Don't miss it.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a better choice than "Sicko"!

Anonymous said...

"Hits theaters this weekend"

Yeah; right.

It will be coming to Colorado in October.

Why not work with Brave New Films and get it out through their network of screeners who will show it in libraries and coffeshops right now, instead of in 4 theaters across the entire nation ?

Anonymous said...

Something is better than doing nothing!

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