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On March 19, 2003, forces from the United States and a handful of allied nations invaded Iraq to remove [[Performer~P34122~Saddam Hussein~saddamhussein]] from power. American military leaders expected the conflict to last no more than a few months, and [[Performer~P301705~President George W. Bush~georgewbush]] declared that major military operations were over less than two months later. However, Iraq soon became a dangerous quagmire for American forces, and near the end of 2006, [[Performer~P416421~Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld~donaldrumsfeld]], one of the key architects of America's strategy in Iraq, resigned from office due to public outcry and [[Performer~P301705~Bush~georgewbush]] declared he was "rethinking" his plan of attack in Iraq as the nation sank into civil war, with U.S. troops the frequent targets of attacks on both sides. How and why did America's leaders decide to invade Iraq? How did they formulate a strategy that went so far wrong? And can anything be done to salvage the situation? Filmmaker [[Performer~P498077~Charles Ferguson~charlesferguson]], a former advisor with the Brookings Institution, examines these questions in No End in Sight, a documentary on the War in Iraq which includes interviews with a number of figures involved in the conflict's decision-making process, some speaking on-camera about the war for the first time. No End in Sight was screened in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 27, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Audrey Marrs Best Documentary Feature 2007 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Charles Ferguson Best Documentary Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles Ferguson Best Documentary Feature 2007 Nominee
Sundance Film Festival James C. Strouse Documentary Special Jury Prize 2007 Winner

Crew

Charles Ferguson
Director
Charles Ferguson
Producer
Audrey Marrs
Producer
Jessie Vogelson
Producer
Jennie Amias
Producer
Charles Ferguson
Screenwriter
Antonio Rossi
Cinematographer
Tracy McKnight
Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Nashel
Composer (Music Score)
Cindy Lee
Editor
Chad Beck
Editor
E. Mary Walsh
Associate Producer
Alex Gibney
Executive Producer
David Hocs
Sound/Sound Designer
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