Meeting Resistance

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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.

    Mar 14, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Meeting Resistance is worth the effort. It tells a nuanced story of the Iraqi resistance that American media rarely has fleshed out.

    Jan 4, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The problem with the film is that it makes for better journalism than cinema.

    Dec 14, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 23, 2007 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

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  • Although at times tedious and repetitive, Meeting Resistance is nonetheless an important journalistic document about the Iraqi insurgency.

    Oct 19, 2007 | Full Review…
  • A little resistance might have done the project some good.

    Oct 19, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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