Congratulations to Charles Ferguson and Alex Gibney — whose extraordinary important new film, No End in Sight was among those recognized with a prize at the closing festivities of the Sundance Film Festival.
From the release:
The Documentary Jury presented a Special Jury Prize to NO END IN SIGHT, directed by Charles Ferguson, “in recognition of the film as timely work that clearly illuminates the misguided policy decisions that have led to the catastrophic quagmire of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.”
This film is important to see and folks who have seen it are raving about it. It includes important new footage of interviews with Jay Garner, Richard Armitage, Lawrence Wilkerson and others on how America stumbled and blundered into “a war of choice” that has cost the nation so much and destabilized forces that threaten to destabilize the global equilibrium for a long time.
As the production process for this film was underway, I had several discussions with Charles Ferguson and Alex Gibney who were hopeful to including former State Department Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson — who was very pleased to be included in the documentary. I was pleased to play a modest role as bridge to an important voice who saw a lot of the inside Bush administration action as we built up to the Iraq invasion.
But what impressed me with Ferguson was that he told me he would do whatever it took to bring this story to the American public.
Charles H. Ferguson is a broadband policy genius who also happened to make some money in the real world founding the internet firm Vermeer which was later sold to Microsoft for some big dollars. He hired top talent like Alex Gibney who is a prize-winning documentary producer and brought together an array of folks who have exposed the decision making that led us into this catastrophic mess. Ferguson has put his own wealth and prestige on the line to document important history for Americans — and this is a winner for him and the country.
— Steve Clemons