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The first Iraqi war documentary to give us the big picture... A mind-boggling litany of mistakes and poor judgments.

Paul Arthur, Film Comment

Screened as part of NZIFF 2008

No End In Sight 2007

Directed by Charles Ferguson

A staggering overview of how America lost the war in Iraq with plentiful testimony from inside the Bush camp. "A mind-boggling litany of mistakes and poor judgements." — Film Comment

USA In Arabic and English with English subtitles
102 minutes 35mm

Director, Screenplay

Photography

Antonio Rossi

Editors

Chad Beck
,
Cindy Lee

Music

Peter Nashel

Narrator

Campbell Scott

Festivals

Sundance 2007

Awards

Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2007

Elsewhere

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