MUFF: War of Lies

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Oct 11, 2015 1:00 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:MN Premiere
English Title:War of Lies
Program:Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
Hosted Events
Tags:Documentary
Drama
History
Release Year:2014
Runtime:99 min
Type:Feature Documentary
Country/Region:Germany
Language:German
English
Arabic
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/111918314
Cast/Crew
Director:Matthias Bittner
Producer:Susanne Mann
Paul Zischler
Cinematographer:Julia Schlingmann
Editor:Friedemann Schmidt
Screenwriter:Matthias Bittner

Description

Screening with short film Support the Troops: A Veteran's View.

War of Lies tells the story of an Iraqi refugee, whose information about portable weapons of mass destruction passed through the hands of the BND, MI6 and CIA. The information he presented was ultimately used by the US government to legitimize the invasion of Iraq in 2003; today we know the war was based on a lie. The press blamed Rafed Aljanabi, even though he proudly presents himself as the man who helped remove Saddam Hussein. Was Aljanabi really able to out smart the world's intelligence services, and how did this lie become a convenient truth?


Support the Troops: A Veteran's View
Director/Writer/Executive Producer/Actor: Paul Riedner
2015 | MN | 10 min | MN Premiere
A returning Iraq veteran, feeling isolated from the country which raised him, struggles to resolve his new view of war and America.