When I was invited to a press screening this past Friday night for the film, "No End In Sight," I sucked it up and braced myself for yet another brutal documentary on the Iraq War. What new light could this film shine that half a dozen others had not already illuminated? Let me say this: If you could only see ONE documentary on the Iraq War, let it be "No End In Sight."
The film is not being released nationally until the beginning of August (NY July 27th; LA August 3rd) so there will hopefully be a buzz building on this meticulous work. Written, produced and directed by first time filmmaker Charles Fergusen, "No End In Sight" is executive produced by Alex Gibney whose film "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" was nominated for an Academy Award.
"No End In Sight" is the winner of the Documentary Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival . It deserves the award and many more. The film is a shocking inside look at the stupidity, ignorance and bad decision making that went into the planning and implementation of the Iraq War.
It's the first film to chronicle the Iraq side of the descent into guerilla warfare. Numerous interviews with U.S. government officials, many for the first time, will leave you absolutely stunned! Col. Paul Hughes is of particular interest and if there was any justice, he would be given the Medal of Freedom. Additional interviews with Gen. Jay Garner, Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Richard Armitage, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Major General Paul Eaton will open your eyes to the incompetence and sheer idiocy of this incredible folly.