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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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A poignant insight in to the minds of the resistance in Iraq. See more (3 total) »

Directed by
Molly Bingham 
Steve Connors 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
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 
 
Editorial Department
Luciana Fernandes .... assistant editor
Gary VandenBergh .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A poignant insight in to the minds of the resistance in Iraq., 10 September 2007
Author: Mr. Tangent from United States

I recently viewed this film and got to spend a few hours with the directors afterward discussing the film and the general situation in Iraq. The film makers were in Iraq prior to the invasion in 2003 and saw the first signs of resistance forming after the fall of Baghdad. In an attempt to understand this nascent opposition movement they decided to find out who was responsible. They were given an opportunity to interview these "insurgents" after a chance encounter on the street with a person who claimed to be one. After meeting this individual, they were introduced to others who were also resistance fighters engaging in guerrilla war against the foreign occupiers, the United States.

Over the course of ten months they were given unprecedented access to these individuals and, in interviewing them, found that these individuals are not the monsters the mainstream media portrays them to be. Some of them are religious, some of them are family men, some of them are driven by deep nationalist pride. But all are driven by the same need to resist the foreign occupation of their country (although at least one of them was from Syria). This film really puts a human face on the suffering in Iraq and helps narrate a voice rarely heard through the din of U.S. media reporting.

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