A JOURNEY TO IRAQ is a unique documentary, showing a side of the War on Terror that is rarely seen in mainstream media. This documentary gets up close and personal with Iraqi refugees who fled the country due to religious persecution, the faithful Christians who answered God's call to help spread Christianity to the Arab and Kurdish people, and one Missionary struggling to establish what could be the most important print shop in the Middle East.
Establishing the first Christian printing press in the Kurdish territory of Northern Iraq is more than difficult - it's almost unthinkable. But Missionary Tim Comer discovers that in the word's newest Republic, the power of Islam leaves little room for Christian Missions, and the only way to get things done is God's way.
Under the regime of Saddam Hussein, Christianity was mildly tolerated at best, and certainly was not encouraged. With the American and allied invasion came the prayers of Christians worldwide, as well as the power to establish political, personal and religious freedoms for the Iraqi people. For the first time in their lives, countless Iraqis discovered acceptable alternatives to Islam.
Michael & Me
is as impassioned--and just as loaded--as Michael Moore's Oscar-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine
, a film to which nationally syndicated radio and TV talk show Larry Elder takes great exception. Through interviews with gun-control critics, Second Amendment proponents, and just "normal" and "responsible" people, Elder makes an emotional and provocative case for "personal responsibility" and an ordinary citizen's right to own a gun for self defense. There are several through-the-looking-glass stories that may give gun-control advocates pause (a British man is sentenced to life in prison for shooting and wounding one intruder, and is sued by another he wounded). Elder scores some hits in challenging Moore's questionable methodology, but it's overkill to accuse him of being "anti-American." A lame animated sequence, in which Elder ambushes a speechless Moore (that'll be the day!) on "The Woprah Infrey Show" is a total misfire. Both men are seen to better advantage in clips from an actual Elder-Moore confrontation. Elder, to his credit, allows dissenting voices to state their beliefs without making them look foolish. --Donald Liebenson