In a year when films and documentaries on Iraq and the U.S. invasion of the country proliferated big screens across North America, this was the one documentary feature on the subject that got it right -- a succinct, calm and cold-eyed analysis of the war plan (or lack thereof) by officials in George W. Bush's administration, as told by who else? -- the insiders of and around the administration itself. Granted, those persons are obviously no longer insiders, but they are hardly removed from the crucial phases of the calamities that occurred. Charles Ferguson directs "No End In Sight", a stunning in-depth look at what went right and mostly wrong in Iraq before, during and after the March 20, 2003 invasion of the country, with some moving stories from and about the key players. We hear from Jay Garner and many others in this phenomenal work. Actor Campbell Scott's clinical narration is perfect for this film, which unfortunately hardly anyone in the U.S. saw during the summer, but will have every chance to see right now in the U.S. and Canada as it has hit DVD stores. An important and thoughtful look at the events in Iraq from the inside, which have not previously been told or publicized to the level and depth of which they are here.
Significant line of the documentary film: "I just can't hold my peace any
longer." (Spoken by Lawrence Wilkerson, former assistant U.S. secretary of
state to Colin Powell)
"No End In Sight" now available on DVD in the U.S. and Canada
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