Screening: Meeting Resistance

Screening Sunday 6th April, 2008

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 first time, the sentiments experienced and actions taken by a nation’s citizens when their homeland is occupied.

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 myths 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”, clarifying why the violence in Iraq continues to this day and providing a deeper understanding of both the toll of occupation and the human condition of resistance.

Directed by Molly Bingham and Steve Connors
Length: 84 mins
Produced by: Daniel Chalfen
Year: 2007
Presented in conjunction with Arab Media Watch