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Meeting Resistance (2007)

 |  Documentary  |  April 2007 (USA)
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MEETING RESISTANCE is a verité-style non-fiction feature-length film set in the streets, alleyways and ubiquitous teashops of the Adamiyah neighborhood of Baghdad. It enters the physical ... See full summary »

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MEETING RESISTANCE is a verité-style non-fiction feature-length film set in the streets, alleyways and ubiquitous teashops of the Adamiyah neighborhood of Baghdad. It enters the physical and psychological heart of the "Insurgency" against the American-led occupation. Photojournalists/directors Steve Connors and Molly Bingham spent ten-months among the insurgents there to create this exclusive, unique, and at once horrifying, compelling and insightful film about their lives, motivation, and goals. Written by Anonymous

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Interesting, but incomplete and somewhat deceptive
19 October 2009 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

A very interesting piece for sure. I would stop at calling it required viewing because it lacks context. And the film presents itself somewhat deceptively.

It is important to note that this was the Iraqi insurgency primarily in the mid to late months of 2003, and not what it had evolved into by the time of the film's release in 2006. In fact, the film's final statement was patently untrue by the time of release.

However, the various interviews show many of the rationalizations and motivations behind the resistance forces. Some of them are quite valid, others are absurdly hypocritical. However, what makes them interesting and important is that whether a man fights as an insurgent because he has good cause, or because he is a fool, or because he is evil, he still fights. And understanding the variety of motivations is key to understanding the ways, and difficulty, to overcome them.

This film would have been much better with narration that probed these conflicting emotions and rationalizations. As it stands is probably only good for viewing in an academic setting where intelligent discussion could follow.


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