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“Meeting Resistance” with Filmmakers Molly Bingham and Steve Connors

November 16, 2007 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EST

Meeting Resistance (2007) is set in the streets, alleyways and ubiquitous teashops of the Adhamiya neighborhood of Baghdad.  It enters the physical and psychological heart of the “insurgency” against the American occupation.  Presented by photojournalist/directors Steve Connors and Molly Bingham, who spent ten months among the insurgents there to create the exclusive, unique, and at once compelling and insightful film about their lives, motivation, and goals.

Meeting Resistance focuses on eight “insurgents,” each with his or her own take and reasons for opposing the American-led occupation. All are people who, within days of the fall of Baghdad, were arranging themselves into resistance cells, finding the money and weapons to fight against the American military.  The film witnesses how they began to organize themselves, reveals why they have decided to violently oppose the occupation of the country, and hears in their words the underlying ideological foundations to their fight and how and why those have changed over time.

The directors’ unsurpassed access and visually stunning cinematography makes this film a one-of-a-kind; essential viewing for audiences around the world concerned with a deeper understanding of the current situation in Iraq, and with the human condition of resistance. 

Co-sponsored by Women Against War, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, and the Chatham Peace Initiative.

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