Filmed by Molly Bingham and Steve Connors shortly after the U.S. engagement in Iraq began, "Meeting Resistance" raises the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to face with individuals who are passionately engaged in the struggle, and documents the sentiments experienced and actions taken by a nation's citizens when their homeland is occupied. Voices that have previously not been heard, male and female, speak candidly about their motivations, hopes and goals, revealing a variety of human perspectives. Featuring reflective, yet fervent conversations with active insurgents, "Meeting Resistance" is the missing puzzle piece in understanding the Iraq war. Through its unprecedented access to these clandestine groups, the film focuses the spotlight on the "other side", clarifying why the violence in Iraq continues to this day and providing a deeper understanding of both the toll of occupation and the human condition of resistance. Afterwards you are invited to join in a round table discussion about the film and its themes. This event is brought to you by the Reed Students for a Democratic Society and the Reed College Anthropology Department.
Free admission. Attendees from outside the Reed community must be 18 or older.
The film will be shown in Vollum Lecture Hall, followed by a discussion in Vollum 110.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd