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MEETING RESISTANCE enters the physical and psychological heart of Baghdad's resistance and through the narratives of eight active "insurgents" creates an exclusive, unique, and at once horrifying, compelling and insightful film about their lives, motivation, and goals, in their words. See more »
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MEETING RESISTANCE is a verité-style non-fiction feature-length film set in the streets, alleyways and... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Bof: 2007 Full Frame Festival
 (From ioncinema. 11 April 2007)

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Eye Opening, Compelling, and Essential! See more (3 total) »

Directed by
Molly Bingham 
Steve Connors 
 
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Molly Bingham 
Steve Connors 

Produced by
Molly Bingham .... executive producer
Molly Bingham .... producer
Daniel J. Chalfen .... producer
Steve Connors .... executive producer
Steve Connors .... producer
Dal LaMagna .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Horowitz 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Connors 
 
Film Editing by
David Emanuele 
Joel Plotch 
 
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Luciana Fernandes .... assistant editor
Gary VandenBergh .... on-line editor
 
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Anthony Bariese .... intern
Chris Cliadakis .... archival research
Chris Cliadakis .... footage research
David Magdael .... publicist
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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Josh Alexander .... special thanks
William Mapother .... special thanks
Cory Monden .... thanks
 

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Eye Opening, Compelling, and Essential!, 20 November 2007
Author: silverberetta_17 from United States

Meeting Resistance is unlike any documentary I've ever seen. We see the Iraq War from the "insurgency" point of view. I put the word in quotations because technically they are only freedom fighters fighting for their own country. The 2 filmmakers (Steve Connors and Molly Bingham) have gone through great lengths getting interviews with 8 different people on the resistance side, ranging from a Warrior to a Fugitive to a Republican Guard. The purpose of the film is to show the other side of the conflict- while humanizing each and every one of these guys. This is what makes the documentary work. By being up close and getting to know them, we understand their rationale for fighting American soldiers and any other soldiers. We can put politics aside and look at them as human beings willing to die for their land. There are several scenes where they clearly express their hatred of Americans and constantly declare their wish to "send U.S. soldiers home in body bags." Is this disturbing? Of course, but at the same time we realize their point of view. For the first time they are not terrorists, in fact it is the American soldiers that are the terrorists. I encourage any patriot to see this riveting documentary.

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