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News :: International
New documentary addresses notorious question: Why Do They Hate Us?
01 Aug 2005
Why does the world "hate" America? What is the base of the growing "anti-Americanism" in most countries? An American filmmaker talks to the citizens of the world to find out.
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<B><I>Internationally Speaking</I> Released!</B>
Filmmaker Christine Rose enjoyed minor success with her first film <I>Liberty Bound</I> last year, but she believes her second political documentary <I>Internationally Speaking</I> will go even further.
"Why do they hate us? It's a question explored by every news organization from CNN to The Daily Show," says Rose, "<I>Internationally Speaking</I> goes right to the source to find the answer: the citizens of the world!"
Rose worked with her own 'Coalition of the Willing,' a group of filmmakers from 10 different countries including India, South Africa, Belgium, and Turkey. Talking with average citizens, as well as experts like Noam Chomsky & Michael Ratner, Rose gains insight to the sentiment of "anti-americanism" around the globe.
"We even talk to a man who's son was gunned down by US Forces in Iraq while waiting for a taxi," explains Rose "It's footage generously given to us by Occupation Watch courtesy of Medea Benjamin."
Christine Rose believes that <I>Internationally Speaking</I> will reach many more people in mainstream America than her first film.
"I did <I>Liberty Bound</I> virtually alone, but I know how much better a film can be with a collaboration of talents and efforts. I believe <I>Internationally Speaking</I> will reach a broader audience because of its diversity and information. Seeing people as people is what keeps the Reality TV industry alive - and that's what <I>Internationally Speaking</I> delivers: real people giving real opinions and insight."
Rose claims the greatest challenge to an independent filmmaker is promotion and distribution.
"I found that with my first film that if people heard about it, they wanted to see it. Once they saw it, they generally liked it. The trick is getting it into the audiences' consciousness or path of vision." says Rose.
Internationally speaking, Christine Rose sets her sights high and she doesn't disappoint.
The <B><I>Internationally Speaking</B></I> DVD is set for release on August 15th.
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