Thursday, September 23, 2004

Help A Real Documentary Maker!

As seen at Laura

Help a real documentary maker get his Iraq film distributed! Don North, veteran journalist, has already made one documentary about Saddam Hussein's atrocities called Remembering Saddam. Now he wants to complete the picture with a new documentary called Forgetting Saddam, which chronicles how seven Iraqi men who had their hands amputated by Saddam's butchers were helped by the generosity of American surgeons, prosthetic experts, and regular people. CNN, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and PBS have all passed on North's first documentary, which is nothing short of riveting. This film must be seen by as many people as possible and that costs money. North needs additional funds to get his documentary distributed and aired, as well as for completing the editing for the second installment. Please contribute (it's tax deductible) by sending whatever you can (checks only) to: The American Foreign Policy Council, 1521 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036. (202)462-6055.

Sounds like the perfect antidote for a certain other "documentary."

I also recommend contacting PBS to ask them to support this important work. They are always asking us to support them!