No End In Sight

"The first Iraqi war documentary to give us the big picture... A mind-boggling litany of mistakes and poor judgments." — Paul Arthur, Film Comment
Year: 2007
Country: USA
Running time: 102 mins
USA
Screenplay: Charles Ferguson
Photography: Antonio Rossi
Editors: Chad Beck, Cindy Lee
Music: Peter Nashel
Narrator: Campbell Scott
In English and Arabic, with English subtitles
M offensive language, content that may disturb

Festivals: Sundance 2007

Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2007



This rigorous, systematic account of the political arrogance and stupidity that ensured the current chaos in Iraq derives much of its power from the provenance of so many of the witnesses: most of them were once on the Bush team. — BG. "Silicon Valley exec Charles Ferguson puts his PhD in foreign affairs to good use. His first film traces the disastrous arc of America's War in Iraq, from (non)planning to invasion to the current full-scale civil war... All speak frankly about the missteps and incompetence of the Bush administration; some treat their testimony before Ferguson's camera as an act of atonement. The most devastating testimony comes from Colonel Paul Hughes, who details how the Bushies disbanded the Iraqi Army - essentially filling the country with angry, well-armed Saddam loyalists - without even asking U.S. military leaders their opinion. Devastating." — Jason Silverman, Wired.com