Ferguson, who wrote, directed and produced the film, is no filmmaker. A former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a political science professor at both MIT and UC Berkeley, this is Ferguson’s first film. He wanted to make a film “that explained how and why Iraq has disintegrated in a way that was accurate yet accessible to a broad audience.”
In that he has succeeded. For all of us wondering what exactly the reconstruction plans were for post-invasion Iraq; for all of us wondering how such a small group of men with little or no military experience, knowledge of the Arab world or personal experience in Iraq – i.e. the Bush administration – came to make such obviously devastating decisions, No End In Sight provides the startling answers.
No End in Sight releases in select theaters Aug. 3.