Veteran documentary filmmaker Nina Davenport parses an ill-conceived experiment in cross-cultural understanding that began with the best intentions: Actor Liev Schreiber reached out to an Iraqi film student he saw on an MTV special.
Muthana Mohmed just wants to be a filmmaker, he tells a camera crew chronicling the way young people's lives have changed since America's invasion of Iraq. But his school was bombed and violence in the streets has narrowed his world to the family home. In 2003, Schreiber, preparing to direct EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED in Prague, catches the show and feels for this bright young man who only wants the opportunities he's had. Strin...