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Chicago Premiere with filmmakers Steve Connors & Molly Bingham
Golden Award Al Jazeera Intl Doc Film Fest
"Meeting Resistance offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of those who have dedicated themselves to ridding Iraq of its invaders, captured by intrepid reporters who risked their lives at a time when fragile trust was still possible" -Variety
"Nonjudgmental" -New York Times
"Powerful, fascinating" -New Yorker
"[Conner's and Bingham's] work is journalism at its most noble. They got the other side of the story" -Washington Post
"A rare opportunity" -TV Guide
"An invaluable look into the hearts and minds of an unseen enemy" -Chicago Sun-Times
Recommended! -Chicago Reader
What would you do if your country was invaded? Meeting Resistance raises the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to face with individuals who are passionately engaged in the struggle, and documenting for the very first time, the sentiments experienced and actions taken by a nation's citizens when their homeland is occupied. Voices that have previously not been heard, male and female, speak candidly about their motivations, hopes and goals, revealing a kaleidoscope of human perspectives. Featuring reflective, yet fervent conversations with active insurgents, Meeting Resistance is the missing puzzle piece in understanding the Iraq war. Directed by Steve Connors and Molly Bingham, this daring, eye-opening film provides unique insight into the personal narratives of people involved in the resistance exploding myth after myth about the war in Iraq and the Iraqis who participate. Through its unprecedented access to these clandestine groups, Meeting Resistance focuses the spotlight on the "other side" leaving the viewer with clarity as to why the violence in Iraq continues to this day. Directed by Steve Connors and Molly Bingham, U.S.A., 2007, BetaSP, 84 mins. In English and Arabic with English subtitles.
Cinechat: Filmmakers Steve Connors and Molly Bingham will be here in person for a Q&A after tbe 7 & 9 pm screenings on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15.