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Iran is Not the Problem

Iran is Not the Problem

Iran is Not the Problem

Produced by Scary Cow, Iran is not the Problem is a US documentary that reexamines the history, most often brushed under the carpet, of US’s own country vis a vis countries sitting on oil that wish to remain independent of US control. The documentary appears to be mainly aimed at Americans, presented in a manner that clearly seeks to persuade nationals to think twice about the opinions they form based on the TV and other media. Made by an anti-imperialism/pro-democracy activist, Aaron Newman who is also founder of the San Francisco Chomsky Book Club, and a member of Hands Off Iran, and one must watch the film knowing the film maker’s personal standpoint from the outset. However there are differences of opinion between many of the voices in this film, yet all agree that a war would be unjustified. The film responds 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.” Thanks to Sazmanab project in Tehran  for bringing the film to our attention with their recent screening of the film. Meanwhile the most interesting points are discussed as comments on the film posting itself.

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