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Iran Is Not the Problem (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 28 July 2008 (USA)
A response to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the ... See full summary »

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Aaron Newman

Writer:

Aaron Newman
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Cast

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Antonia Juhasz Antonia Juhasz
Larry Everest Larry Everest
Robert Gould Robert Gould
Michael Veiluva Michael Veiluva
Mitchell Plitnick Mitchell Plitnick
Jim Haber Jim Haber
Majid Baradar Majid Baradar
David Glick David Glick
Shahab Shahab
Sahar Driver Sahar Driver ... Narrator
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A response to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. We have heard that Iran is a nuclear menace in defiance of the international community, bent on "wiping Israel off the map", supporting terrorism, and unwilling to negotiate. This documentary disputes these claims as they are presented to us and puts them in the context of present and historical US imperialism and hypocrisy with respect to Iran. It looks at the struggle for democracy inside Iran, the consequences of the current escalation and the potential US and/or Israeli attack, and suggests some alternatives to consider. Written by Aaron Newman

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Will truth be the first casualty of our next war?

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Documentary | War

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$2,000 (estimated)
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Scary Cow Film Co-op See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Insightful and Challenging
15 September 2009 | by in1984See all my reviews

About the only thing wrong with this documentary is the sound editing. Fortunately, that's not what you watch a documentary for.

What you do watch a documentary for, insight into reality, it delivers. That and historical perspective that's good enough to be recommended for as reference film for high-school and college class viewing.

In terms of content, the only objection I had was it ending on recommending the U.S. pay reparations to Iraq. Maybe a little too activist in that suggestion, but not enough to take away the value of the rest of it. For those who enjoyed non-documentaries like War, Inc. or Vantage Point, this along with No End in Sight, Taxi to the Dark Side, and Iraq for Sale will bring them to real life for you.


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