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Mike Shiley's documentary film INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES Plays at 7:00 and 8:30 PM February 2nd-4th and 9th-11th at Café Nola's Side Door Theater in St. Johns.
Portland, Oregon, 01/12/04 — By special arrangement with filmmaker Mike Shiley, Café Nola's Side Door Theater will be presenting the 80 minute documentary film INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES February 2nd, 3rd and 4th and February 9th, 10th, and 11th with shows at 7pm and 8:30 pm each night. Café Nola's Side Door Theater is located at 8638 N. Lombard Street in downtown St. Johns.

Filmmaker Mike Shiley takes his viewers on a behind the scenes journey to Iraq during the height of the conflict while on assignment for ABC News.
INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES Is a non-political, unbiased look beyond the sound bites that offers unique insight into the region and the conflict.

Café Nola is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 am to 2:30 pm and 5pm until closing. The café offers an interesting menu of Cajun specialties, appetizers, coffee beverages, desserts as well as a variety of beers and wines.

Admission to the Side Door Theater free, however donations are actively encouraged and greatly appreciated. The theater is 21 and over only. Minors are welcome in the café and programs are transmitted to a vintage television monitor in the café area for all ages to view.

Café Nola and the Side Door Theater are located at 8638 N. Lombard Street at the corner of N. Lombard and Alta. The phone number for the café is (503) 445 2007
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A bullshit, half-assed review 14.Jan.2005 15:42


SO I would recomend this movie to everyone. It is well edited (some holes but mike has made it clear that it is being worked on), well narrated (sometimes funny, sometimes sad... always real), amazing footage and the people and landscape hold sharp contrast to each other.

THis was a great documentary... I was soo pissed when I left the theatre (mainly because in one scene a starving Iraqi girl is given an oreo and asked, "who's your daddy/" by an American... that girl deeded RICE, WATER and NUTRITION... not a goddamned OREO) but was chewing on the parts that made me think for days.

Se this film... buy the DVD and show it to your friends.

Fuck F9/11... this is the untold story.

i second that 14.Jan.2005 16:04

indy geek #34872

i saw the movie at the laurelhurst, and i thought it was excellent. the filmmaker, mike shiley, did something that is very difficult to do: he made a passionate film that lets multiple sides speak in their own words, while at the same time limiting the personal dogma. the film is real, and raw, and powerful, and it reminded me that the vast majority of us humans are victims of the global power games of the elites, and it is ultimately up to us as individuals to take responsibility for our own future and try not to get caught in the crossfire.

see this film. it will shake you up a bit, and just maybe make you question some of your assumptions.

"... buy the DVD" 14.Jan.2005 18:19


where? could not locate source via web search.

where to buy dvd... 14.Jan.2005 21:24

empire slayer

the filmmaker, michael shiley, has been appearing at all of the showings at the laurelhurst theater, and he has been selling copies of the dvd at each showing. if you go to an actual showing, you have a good chance of buying one there.

i also got one of his business cards. here is his contact info:

shidog films

the web site address for INSIDE IRAQ.... 29.Jan.2005 19:40

Sharon Okonek

The web site for INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES can be found at:  http://insideiraqthemovie.com/
If you are interested in purchasing the DVD, please send an email to Mike Shiley at  mike@shiddogfilms.com.

It's great reading your comments - thanks for expressing your thoughts here...

-Sharon Okonek

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