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, Variety.comThe movie hits theaters this weekend. Don't miss it.