Press

Interviews


Meeting Resistance on Anderson Cooper 360

An interview with Steve Connors & Molly Bingham, CNN
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Hearing Their Side

ABC World News covers the Meeting Resistance screenings in Baghdad for the US Military.
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An Interview with Sir David Frost

Sir David Frost, Al Jazeera International (Starts at 7m40s)
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Inside the Mind of the Insurgents

An interview with Molly Bingham on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopolous"
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Bingham and Connors: Behind Enemy Lines

Behind the scenes with the filmmakers of "Meeting Resistance", Good Morning America
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Molly Bingham & Steve Connors at Grace Cathedral's Forum

Reverend Alan Jones, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
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An Interview with Molly Bingham & Steve Connors

"The Rachel Maddow Show", Air America Radio
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An Interview with Molly Bingham & Steve Connors

GritTV Interview with Laura Flanders
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An Interview with Molly Bingham & Steve Connors

Scott Horton, Antiwar Radio
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An Interview with Molly Bingham & Steve Connors

Doug Fabrizio, Radio West, Salt Lake City
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An Interview with Molly Bingham & Steve Connors

"The Bob Edwards Show", XM Satellite Radio
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An Interview with Molly Bingham & Steve Connors

"The Story with Dick Gordon", WUNC, NPR
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The Iraqi Insurgency from a perspective we rarely get.

An interview with Steve Connors & Molly Bingham
KUSP Santa Cruz, Talk of the Bay with Robert Pollie
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An Interview with Molly Bingham & Steve Connors

"Raising Sand" of KZSU, Stanford University, interviewed by Susan Galleymore
The show aired Memorial Day, but you can listen to it anytime
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Articles about the Film


U.S. troops use new film to scout enemy

By Catherine Mitchell, CNN
"A new documentary that focuses on the motivations of Iraqi insurgents opens later this week in the United States, but reviews are already coming in from a surprising source: U.S. troops serving in Iraq."
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Human Body Parts

Dahr Jamail, truthout
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Iraq's Insurgents are Ordinary People

Emily Wilson, Alternet
"A new film delves inside Iraqis' reasons for getting involved in the violent resistance movement."
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Who are the Insurgents?

Dahr Jamail, The Progressive
"A groundbreaking film ... While laying bare the motivations of the resistance, the film also does a forceful job of dispelling other myths."
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What do Iraqis have to say?

Alan Abbot, LEO Weekly
"Meeting Resistance" is the most important documentary yet made on Iraq."
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A Different Picture

Claire Davenport, Red Pepper Jun/Jul 2008
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Iraq fighters film wins Doha award

Al Jazeera, International Edition
"A film about the lives of Iraqi and foreign fighters in northern Baghdad has won first prize at the Al Jazeera International Documentary festival in the Qatari capital Doha."
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Turning the camera on the insurgency

By Frederick Deknatel, The Daily Star
"A 275-seat theater in North Carolina last weekend was the site of the world premiere of a new American and British-directed documentary on the Iraqi insurgency, "Meeting Resistance", that one commentator has already called "the single most astonishing documentary yet on the Iraq war."
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"Mission Accomplished" in a business suit

By Sidney Blumenthal Salon.com
"This breakthrough film, the single most astonishing documentary yet on the Iraq war, portrays a full range of insurgents, from fighters to spies to imams, speaking in their own voices, explaining their motives and actions, from the first days of the insurgency onward."
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Documenting Iraq

By Elizabeth Kramer, LEO Weekly
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By the Directors


Know Thine Enemy

A New York Times Video Op-Ed by Steve Connors & Molly Bingham
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Meeting the Resistance: In Baghdad's Back Alleys Speaking with the Iraqis Fighting the Occupation

Steve Connors, The Indypendent
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Why elections won't quell Iraq resistance

Molly Bingham, The Boston Globe
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Know Thine Enemy

An Op-Ed by Steve Connors & Molly Bingham on abcnews.com
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Ordinary Warriors

Molly Bingham, Vanity Fair, July 2004
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Reviews


'Meeting Resistance' hears out Iraqi insurgents

Joe Garfoli, San Francisco Chronicle
"Meeting Resistance" should be required viewing for anyone who thinks pouring more troops into Iraq will tamp down the insurgency - or the spirit that ignited it."
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Meeting Resistance wins "Best Documentary: Courage in Filmmaking" award from the Women's Film Critics Circle

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Movie Review

Peter Martin, Cinematical
"By sticking rigorously to the idea of presenting the viewpoints of resistance fighters in their own words, and allowing viewers to draw their own conclusions, Meeting Resistance proves to be one of the most eye-opening films on the war."
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Meeting Resistance Shows Iraqi Patriotism

Helena Andrews, Politico
"A documentary that will offend many, and hopefully enlighten most."
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A Winning Portrait of Loss in Iraq

Washington Post Movie Review
"A remarkable piece of war reporting."
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Bring on the War Films! Doc Offers Peek at Iraqi Resistance.

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer.
"I think it is time for us to take a film like Meeting Resistance very seriously indeed, and to ponder its message very carefully..."
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Meeting Resistance Movie Review

Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker
"This powerful, fascinating documentary..."
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Why They Fight

Amber Khan, Entertainment Insiders.
"Meeting Resistance" will make you think about our perceptions about Arabs and Muslims, and fundamentally make you ask how different are we from them."
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A Country of Many Wars.

Cynthia Fuchs, Pop Matters
"A film that is both impressionistic and acute, journalism and art."
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Meeting Resistance Movie Review

Louis Proyect
"With an economy of means, this documentary accomplishes what all great art strives for, namely the humanization of its principals."
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Meeting Resistance Movie Review

Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Meeting Resistance" 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"
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Iraqi Insurgents, in Their Own Words

MATT ZOLLER SEITZ, New York Times
"If nothing else, "Meeting Resistance" should dispel any lingering misconception that the Iraq insurgency is mainly the work of outside agitators."
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Story of Iraq's Fightback

Ian Sinclair, Morning Star Online
"Powerful, illuminating and incisive, Meeting Resistance is a landmark documentary that deepens our understanding of the Iraqi resistance and the occupation it is fighting."
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» read the accompanying interview with Steve Connors

Meeting Resistance Movie Review

Prairie Miller, WBAI
"Sometimes a film serves as a potent weapon of truth, dispelling official lies and giving voice to those whose collective pain has been silenced. Meeting Resistance is that film and more, an act of resistance in its own right to the US war on Iraq."
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In Focus: Meeting Resistance

"Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria", PBS
In 2003, when insurgents began stepping up their attacks, two journalists abandoned the green zone to find and meet with some of the rebel fighters. (Starts at 6m53s)
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