The worst humanitarian crisis since 1945.
You need to remember that the people you see in this movie are unwitting pawns in a global chess game.
Ai Weiwei, the director of this stunning, extraordinary film, says, “We all bear responsibility.” With all due respect, Mr. Weiwei, I don’t see how the ordinary man or woman in the street can bear responsibility for the death and displacement of 65 million human beings. In 2003, ten million ordinary men and women marched world-wide to join their voices in one simple global message: NO to the Iraq war. In vain. The illegal invasion of Iraq was the pivotal point, the precipitating event that would go on to destabilize large swathes of the Middle East. The rest, as they say, is history.
Here’s history today: