300 East Santa Inez Avenue
San Mateo, California

Political scientist and software developer Charles Ferguson wrote, produced and directed "No End In Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq." On Monday, January 21, at 7 PM, Peace Action of San Mateo County will screen the film with a discussion to follow.

Refreshments will be available. The UUSM is wheelchair accessible.

From the film's web site:
"The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, 'No End in Sight' is a jaw-dropping, insider's tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality.

"Based on over 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high ranking officials such as former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine (in charge of Baghdad during the Spring of 2003), Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, and General Jay Garner (in charge of the occupation of Iraq through May 2003) as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers, and prominent analysts.

"'No End in Sight' examines the manner in which the principal errors of U.S. policy - the use of insufficient troop levels, allowing the looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, and the disbanding of the Iraqi military - largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today. 'No End in Sight' dissects the people, issues and facts behind the Bush Administration's decisions and their consequences on the ground to provide a powerful look into how arrogance and ignorance turned a military victory into a seemingly endless and deepening nightmare of a war."

The film won a Special Documentary Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, as well as Best Documentary awards from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, the New York Film Critics Circle, & the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

"No End in Sight" is 102 minutes, and is not rated.


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