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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-04 08:43 PM
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Fahrenheit 9/11's Embedded Cameraman Revealed
Edited on Fri Jun-25-04 08:44 PM by Democat
Fahrenheit 9/11's Embedded Cameraman Revealed

Scenes in Fahrenheit 911 of U.S. soldiers taunting and sexually humiliating Iraqi civilians following the successful invasion were shot by Urban Hamid, an embedded Swedish-Iraqi journalist who is presently a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, the university's student newspaper Camera disclosed today (Tuesday).

Moore has declined to respond to questions from interviewers about whether he resorted to subterfuge in order to embed photographers among U.S. forces


http://www.showbizdata.com/contacts/picknews.cfm?id=359...

Here is the original story with more on the cameraman:

Hamid, the son of an Iraqi father and Swedish mother, grew up in Sweden. Today he says he slips in and out of the cultures of Sweden, Iraq and America.

Now after having spent time in Iraq and with his Iraqi family, he said, the importance of documenting the events surrounding the U.S. involvement in Iraq has become clear to him. He said he's glad Saddam Hussein is gone.

However, he said, "it's so important we understand this war was and is still criminal and immoral. I've been in Iraq three times and every time I go back, it seems it's gotten worse ... When I last went back, people were so tired and exhausted and had lost hope. It's extremely sad to see."


http://www.bouldernews.com/bdc/buffzone_news/article/0,...
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narcjen Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 12:34 PM
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1. hehe that reporter should get a Nobel
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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 12:36 PM
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2. Chalk one up for the Swedes!
Man, I love that country!! :toast:
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 01:16 PM
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4. That was my thought exactly. Reminds me of Mamet's Spartan.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360009 /

In the end of that movie, it's the Swedes who get the story out.
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 12:53 PM
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3. And when they have lost hope, they have lost everything and
have nothing left to lose.

That is why the people in the U.S. haven't yet risen up in revolt: they/we still have hope.

But if boosh is enthroned again next January? All bets are off.
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 02:13 PM
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6. Better believe it!
Love the ending of "Farenheit 911"! Absolutely perfect! Won't reveal it for those who haven't gone....
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dmkinsey Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 06:02 PM
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12. kick for that!
Perfect ending
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 02:06 PM
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5. Kick for a GOOD story. It's one of the ones worth reading. n/t
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 10:14 PM
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17. Fahrenheit 9/11 made front page news in Odessa Texas
just a few miles from Midland Texas, Laura Bush's home town, and the town that junior gained all his moral values. This is strong strong repuke country.

Here is the news article;

Odessa American

Judging by their reactions, audiences for Michael Moores Fahrenheit 9/11 are as polarized in the Permian Basin as anywhere else.

In Ector County, the presidential race wasnt very close George W. Bush beat Gore by a 40 percent margin but Moores documentary appears to have as many fans as foes.

Fahrenheit 9/11 was the biggest seller of the weekend at the Century 12 Theatres in Odessa, an employee of the theater said.
Odessas Century 12 is the only theater in Odessa or Midland that is screening the controversial documentary.
I believe it was No. 1, the employee said Tuesday. Its our best-seller today, and the majority (of viewers) today have been senior citizens.

The employee said customers reactions to Moores unflattering portrayal of the Bush presidency have been kind of mixed.
For this area, I was really surprised it was such a mix, the employee said, adding that she expected a more hostile reaction from what she thought would be a more conservative crowd.
After a screening on Saturday, the audience applauded. And a theater employee said another audience gave the film a standing ovation.
But Fahrenheit 9/11 has its detractors as well.

A group called Concerned Citizens of Odessa submitted a petition threatening to boycott the theater if it elected to show the film.
Showing this movie could have a detrimental effect on your profits, the group said in a letter to the theater before the films first showing at Century on Friday.

Fahrenheit 9/11 is nothing but a direct attack on President Bush and the Bush Administration as well as disrespectful to our country, the letter reads.

Some who saw the film Tuesday didnt share the groups disdain.
Wardna Molitor, 80, of Odessa, said she watched the documentary in response to the petition, because in Odessa they said they shouldnt show it.

I dont like censorship, she said, adding that she is a registered Republican. I think every Republican should see it.
Peggy Wilson, 67, of Odessa, said she wanted to see Moores film because Ive always believed this war was an absolutely unnecessary thing and was for somebodys ego.
When I left I said, Thats preaching to the choir. All this movie did for me was confirm everything Ive believed from the beginning, she said.

Andree Rosen, 47, a Midland Democrat, supported Moores work.
It was very powerful, she said. It was very understandable in the way it was presented not as one-sided as the press has led me to believe.

Jim Brown, 52, of Midland, said Fahrenheit 9/11 illustrated the human side of the war in Iraq.

It shows the true cost of this war, he said. Someones going to lose a father, brother, cousin. And on their (Iraqs) side double.
Staff writer Melanie Wong contributed to this report.


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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 02:19 PM
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7. I have a bad feeling about his doctoral candidacy at Colorado....
...I bet someone's going to give him a hard time for participating in F911.

As far as I'm concerned, he ought to get a medal. I hope he's also getting a piece of the profits from F911.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 03:54 PM
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8. Hope
"That is why the people in the U.S. haven't yet risen up in revolt: they/we still have hope."

Most revolutions occur when things seem to be getting better but then they don't.

The biggest problem with America is the domination of Corporations over Govt. It is called Plutocracy.


http://www.rockisland.com/~rwbehan/.
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 05:25 PM
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11. Not in Boulder...
trust me...he's just fine. That said, I am sure there is some conservative ostrich out there that will TRY to interfere with his higher education but I don't believe that they will be successful. I lived in Boulder...it is it's "own place".

Jenn
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 11:56 PM
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15. Not in Boulder
they won't. He's safe there, believe me.
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Liberalboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 04:05 PM
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9. He spoke at The Esquire Theater on Thursday
When we previewed 9-11 in Denver. He is very thoughtful and talented. I was impressed by him.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 05:03 PM
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10. How Was The Turn Out?
I really wanted to go, but was in Vail for a lacrosse tournament my son in.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 09:44 PM
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13. Urban Hamid...
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-04 10:47 PM
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14. Uh oh. Take Care, Urban n/t
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nodehopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 10:04 PM
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16. He is a wonderful, very nice man
Very dedicated to his work & compassionate to the misery he sees in Iraq.

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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 11:10 PM
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18. Yes ........Now this is outstanding journalism!!!!!
Hats off to F911 efforts!!!
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