Filmmaker 'Unsettled' By Iran's Similarity to Gaza

By mattdentler | Matt Dentler's Blog July 6, 2009 at 10:28AM

Filmmaker 'Unsettled' By Iran's Similarity to Gaza
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CRM filmmaker Adam Hootnick writes, for The Huffington Post, about his experience making the acclaimed Gaza documentary Unsettled and how what's happening with Israel and Palestine relates to Iran. From his column: "If at some point I hoped that the Gaza withdrawal might augur progress toward peace, if I thought that this rare example -- a military force being trained to understand and respect the cultural and religious values of the communities in which it was to be deployed -- might be repeated in the region and beyond, subsequent events have illustrated the depth of my naivete. The events that have unfolded in Iran remind us yet again of the immense obstacles that stand in the way of democracy, tolerance, and respect for human rights."