President Bush wants the world to believe that most of the attacks on our troops are coming from members of al Qaeda, but as the film shows, that is far from the case. The insurgents featured in this film are ordinary citizens who are resisting the occupation of their country by a foreign army -- which is exactly what Americans would do were we to befall the same fate. Meeting Resistance has been shown to military personnel in Iraq in hopes of giving them a better understanding of the insurgency and the people behind it. ABC documented the experience, interviewing troops after watching the film and its message seems to have gotten through.
Synopsis: 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.
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