IRAN (Is Not The Problem) is a feature length documentary film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up to the invasion of Iraq.
We have heard that Iran is a nuclear menace in defiance of the international community, bent on “wiping Israel off the map”, supporting terrorism, and unwilling to negotiate. This documentary disputes these claims as they are presented to us and puts them in the context of present and historical US imperialism and hypocrisy with respect to Iran. It looks at the struggle for democracy inside Iran, the consequences of the current escalation and the potential US and/or Israeli attack, and suggests some alternatives to consider.
This 79 minute documentary features Antonia Juhasz, Larry Everest, and other activists and Iranian-Americans. The goal of this movie is to promote dialog and change the debate on Iran, so please consider organizing a screening, big or small, in your area.
Produced by Aaron Newman, an independent film-maker and part of the Scary Cow film co-op in San Francisco. He is an anti-imperialism/pro-democracy activist, founder of the SF Chomsky Book Club, and a member of Hands Off Iran. There are differences of opinion between many of the voices in this film, but all agree that a war would be unjustified. Below are brief video introductions for each of the people who participated.
6 Comments / User Reviews
iran rules gfysusa
I hope documentaries like this could clear the hostile atmosphere between Iran and USA.
I thought it obvious.
America has always had a ‘Good guy v bad guy’ view of the world, or put another way Cowboys with white and black hats.
Of course it sees itself as the Good guys, irresepctive of its own actions.
With the fall of the USSR it had find another bogeyman, and this meant inventing & creating threats. And a people from the other side of the world who were not fawning to the US was easy to demonise.
Iran – one of the oldest continous civilisations in the world that has never over thrown governments of foreign countries that is doesn’t like; has never invaded a country to sieze control of oil reserves; never used nuclear weapons; never instigated two global economic crises.
As the saying goes: “You do the math.”
*they have never invaded a country.. yet keeps promoting terrorism and hate
*they don’t need oil.. that’s what they have the most
*never used nuclear weapons.. they are trying to build them in order to use them
*hasn’t overthrown governments.. they should overthrown Ahmadinejad
get your shit right