The Media and Society Senior Seminar will sponsor tonight's screening of “No End in Sight,” a chronological look at the invasion and occupation of Iraq, focusing on the decisions made in the spring of 2003 and the backgrounds of the men and women making those decisions. The film will be shown at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in Albright Auditorium as part of the current series of films on the War in Iraq.
The 2007 documentary, directed by Charles Ferguson, offers “the inside story from the ultimate insiders.” In chapters, it looks at what happened immediately following the overthrow of Saddam: no occupation plan, an inadequate team to run the country, insufficient troops to keep order, and three edicts from the White House: no provisional Iraqi government, de-Ba'athification, and disbanding the Iraqi armed services.
The narrators are reporters, academics, soldiers, military brass, and former Bush-administration officials, including several who were in Baghdad in 2003.
The film won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Admission is free; all are welcome.