Meeting Resistance (2007)



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For the gut-wrenching documentary exposé Meeting Resistance, co-directors and journalists Molly Bingham and Steve Connors sought to rip the lid off of Middle Eastern insurgency by traveling into the streets and back alleys of Iraq and confronting anti-American resistance soldiers face-to-face, cameras rolling. From that vantage point (over the course of ten months), Connors and Bingham begin to explore the motivations, ideological convictions, goals and political structures of eight individuals who have vowed to go head-to-head against the presence of the United States in Iraq. In so doing, the filmmakers challenge and in some cases destroy preconceived American stereotypes of Iraqi insurgents and provide an all-too-rare glimpse of the U.S. Iraqi occupation from the other side of the political fence.
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Of all the Iraq documentaries that have been released since the war began five years ago, this is the one that most seriously addresses the nature of the insurgency.

March 14, 2008
Seattle Times
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Meeting Resistance is worth the effort. It tells a nuanced story of the Iraqi resistance that American media rarely has fleshed out.

Full Review… | January 4, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
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The problem with the film is that it makes for better journalism than cinema.

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
Chicago Tribune
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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.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
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Although at times tedious and repetitive, Meeting Resistance is nonetheless an important journalistic document about the Iraqi insurgency.

Full Review… | October 19, 2007
Washington Post
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A little resistance might have done the project some good.

Full Review… | October 19, 2007
New York Daily News
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An important and timely film, "Meeting Resistance" is about the insurgency in Iraq, and according to Sidney Blumenthal, is ?the single most astonishing documentary yet on the Iraq war.? The Washington DC based filmmakers (one a former British soldier, the other a conflict photographer) built relationships with Iraqis early on and gained unparalleled access to make this eye-opening film. Please see the synopsis below

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