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Meeting Resistance

A film by Steve Connors and Molly Bingham

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What would you do if America was invaded?

Meeting Resistance is a daring, eye-opening film that raises the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to face with individuals who are passionately engaged in the struggle against coalition forces. It documents for the first time the sentiments experienced and actions taken by a nation's citizens when their homeland is occupied.

With unique insight into the people involved in the resistance, this acclaimed film explodes myth after myth about the war in Iraq and the Iraqis who participate. Voices which have been previously unheard - both male and female - speak candidly about their motivations, hopes and goals, revealing a kaleidoscope of human perspectives. Through its unprecedented access Meeting Resistance is the missing puzzle piece in understanding the Iraq war - not only the toll of the occupation but the mindset behind those who resist.

What the Critics are Saying

"DARING...COURAGEOUS...ENLIGHTENING! Sometimes a film serves as a potent weapon of endangered truth, dispelling official lies and giving voice to those whose collective pain has been silenced. MEETING RESISTANCE is that film and more, an act of resistance in its own right to the US war on Iraq." - Prairie Miller, WBAI Radio

"A rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of those who have dedicated themselves to ridding Iraq of its invaders." - Ronnie Scheib, Variety

"The documentary equivalent of a Seymour Hersh investigative story in The New Yorker. REQUIRED VIEWING!" - Joe Garfoli, San Francisco Chronicle

"EYE-OPENING!" - Peter Martin, Cinematical

"The single most astonishing documentary yet on the Iraq war. A breakthrough film!"
- Sidney Blumenthal,

"Powerful and fascinating!" - Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker

"A remarkable piece of war reporting." - Richard Leiby, Washington Post

Recommended Reading

The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq by Patrick Cockburn

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005 by Thomas E. Ricks

Violent Politics: A History of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Guerrilla War, from the American Revolution to Iraq
by William R. Polk


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Features and Specifications

Bonus materials:

  • Directors' Commentary
  • Film Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Biographies

Format: DVD
Release Year : 2007
Running Time: 85 minutes
Color: Color
Language: Arabic w/English subtitles

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