| Congressional Candidate Dan Grant will be speaking at a special advance screening of the Iraq war documentary "No End in Sight", on Thursday, August 30, at 7 PM, at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar location. He will be also be conducting a Q-and-A session after the screening.
Thursday, August 30
Alamo Drafthouse Theater, South Lamar
1120 South Lamar, Austin TX
Click here to purchase tickets online for the screening.
The trailer can be seen here.
No End In Sight is an award-winning, critically lauded documentary, and is the first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy. Hailed as “without question the most important movie you are likely to see this year” by Time, the film is a jaw-dropping, insider’s tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality.
Dan's experience on the ground in Iraq gives him a unique, insider's perspective on the war and its effects. While in Iraq, he was an advisor to the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq for the Iraqi elections, and was a consultant to international military forces and local leaders in Baghdad, Basra, Fallujah, and Mosul.
No End In Sight examines the manner in which the principal errors of U.S. policy – the use of insufficient troop levels, allowing the looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, and the disbanding of the Iraqi military – largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today. How did a group of men with little or no military experience, knowledge of the Arab world or personal experience in Iraq come to make such flagrantly debilitating decisions? The film dissects the people, issues and facts behind the Bush Administration’s decisions and their consequences on the ground to provide a powerful look into how arrogance and ignorance turned a military victory into a seemingly endless and deepening nightmare of a war.