Operation Filmmaker

Operation Filmmaker (2008)

DocumentaryComedy

Soon after the fall of Baghdad in 2003, a young and charismatic film student, Muthana Mohmed, stands in the rubble of the city's film school and explains to an American television audience that his dream of becoming a filmmaker has been destroyed - first by Saddam Hussein, then by American bombs. This brief, fortuitous appearance on MTV changes Muthana's life forever. Watching in the United States, actor/director Liev Schreiber stops channel surfing, utterly captivated. Feeling guilty about a war he opposed, Schreiber decides to extend to the unknown Iraqi the opportunity of a lifetime - to come to Prague to work on an American movie, Everything Is Illuminated. On set, frustrated expectations complicate the relationship between Muthana and his American benefactors in what becomes a cross-cultural endeavor gone awry. Filmmaker Nina Davenport becomes increasingly entangled in the young Iraqi's life as his visa is about to expire and the threat of returning to Baghdad looms...

Director: Nina Davenport

Release Date: 2008-02-20
Status: Released
Run time: 92 min / 1:32
Production Country: United States of America

IMDB

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/operationfilmmaker/


Casts

Alberto Bonilla
Himself
Steven Chinni
Himself
Nina Davenport
Herself
Hedwig Herzog
Herself
Eugene Hutz
Himself
Doug Jones
Himself
Muthana Mohmed
Himself
Peter Saraf
Himself
Liev Schreiber
Himself
Elijah Wood
Himself
Dwayne Johnson

Crew

Directing Nina Davenport Director
Writing Nina Davenport Writer
Sound Sheldon Mirowitz Music
Production Nina Davenport Producer
Production Kristine Pregot Producer
Production David Schisgall Producer

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