New York Times - 10/19/2007
"Coldly nonjudgmental....For the most part, the film depicts insurgency as an inevitable response..."
This documentary about Iraq stands out from the crowd by depicting recent events in the Middle Eastern country from the point of view of the insurgents. Directors Steve Connors and Molly Bingham get remarkable access to a variety of people fighting for their beliefs.
Description by First Run Features Home Video:
What would you do if America was invaded'
MEETING RESISTANCE is a daring, eye-opening film that raises the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to face with individuals who are passionately engaged in the struggle against coalition forces. It documents for the first time the sentiments experienced and actions taken by a nation's citizens when their homeland is occupied.
With unique insight into the people involved in the resistance, this acclaimed film explodes myth after myth about the war in Iraq and the Iraqis who participate. Voices which have been previously unheard - both male and female - speak candidly about their motivations, hopes and goals, revealing a kaleidoscope of human perspectives. Through its unprecedented access to insurgents and clandestine groups, MEETING RESISTANCE is the missing puzzle piece in understanding the Iraq war - not only the toll of our occupation but the mindset behind those who resist.