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Operation FilmmakerLiev Schreiber sees an MTV report...Operation FilmmakerDocumentaryPT92MUnratedLiev Schreiber sees an MTV report...2008-06-06Liev SchreiberFirst Run Features
Nina Davenport, Operation Filmmaker

Operation Filmmaker

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Liev Schreiber; Director: Nina Davenport; Release Date Limited: 06/04/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 92; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: First Run Features

Liev Schreiber sees an MTV report about Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed, whose Baghdad school has been bombed. He invites Muthana to work on Everything Is Illuminated, shooting in Prague — a generous, liberal gesture. Then Nina Davenport begins to make this documentary, Operation Filmmaker, about Muthana on the set. But generous gestures (especially Davenport’s) get challenged when Muthana’s own plans complicate the experiment in liberalism. An exit strategy in Iraq? This self-aware study shows how hard it’ll be. A-