Join me as I travel through Iraq, discovering the untold stories about the lives of the Iraqi people and the US soldiers. As a freelance filmmaker, I will take you on a unique personal journey uncovering stories that go beyond the headlines and politics.
- Tour a children's landmine hospital
- Visit remote villages with medical aid workers
- Drop in on illegal gun markets
- Walk the streets of Baghdad
- Get a tour of an Abrams tank
- Meet the soldiers who are finding creative solutions
- Witness a fire fight with Iraqi insurgents
- Ride along on night patrols in search of terrorists
Below are media and university reviews for Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories.
Those who are strongly for or against the Iraq war won't find their positions unequivocally supported by this film. Which is what makes it worth seeing.
The Portland Tribune
Shiley's film is an incredible guided tour of the Iraq that has yet to be adequately portrayed in mainstream American media. The result is an emotionally complex film that provides perspective on a complex reality that the government has worked to simplify, and the media has done little to clarify.
Willamette Week (Portland, OR)-Movie Review
It's a journey worth taking, but better him than you. He poked into things that journalists and others don't usually stop to examine, and he emerged with a highly personal travelogue that sheds a light on a complex and volatile situation.
The Oregonian Living Section
Shiley deserves credit for going to Iraq twice by himself (both times for a month) and trying to get stories he believes are worth showing.
San Francisco Chronicle
Shiley captures quite a lot of intriguing footage - and makes an important point about just how out of control the situation in Iraq has gotten...
San Francisco Bay Guardian
What an amazing, powerful film and presentation. In essence, you provided us with a comprehensive behind the scenes tour, no snap-shot news reports, no "approved" footage, no political speak press conferences, just the simple and unfortunate reality that for everyone involved war is hell..
University of Wisconsin
Shiley's footage presented stories of survival amidst extreme strife, the human stories that are not seen for the very most part on the nightly news."...well attended and compelling..."
I think the questions you raised last night are part of the conversation we should all be having, and I think it is really admirable that you did the work to help us to have it. Keep it up!
Harvard Alumni Association
I applaud you for undertaking this difficult and creative work. I think this film has a future as an important source of information for citizens who are confused about the US 'project' in Iraq.
Reed College, Portland, OR