How are President Bush and Iranian President Ahmadinejad featured in the film?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Actually, each of them represents the world view of their society - Bush expresses common Western misconceptions of Islamist values, such as "they are against freedom," "they want women to be prisoners in their homes," and so on. Ahmadinejad's statements, though considered "radical" in the West, are actually honest opinions that reflect long held Islamic views regarding Israel and the Jews. You'll see statements by Bush and Ahmadinejad throughout the film that relate to both historic and current subjects. Bush and Ahmadinejad help to demonstrate the very very different world views of Western and Islamic culture.

The title of your film is disturbing - how can you imply that Israel is doomed?

Sec. Rice and Pres. Bush

There is a coming war in the Middle East, and it will be here soon, a war for Islamic revival. Islam must reacquire Palestine to redeem itself from Westernization and the humiliation of a Jewish state. After years of diplomacy and withdrawals, Israel is no longer a strategic asset for the United States, but instead a security burden. George Bush or Shimon Peres will say that "Peace" in the Middle East is at hand between Israel and "moderates". But anyone who believes that just doesn't understand the reality, or is in denial. Islamism is on the march.

Are there any new historic revelations in this film?

Haj Amin Al-Husseini

Yes, there are many. First of all, Islam's historic trials with Jews will be a revelation to most. Islam solved its Jewish problem at its inception, and has a natural social order whereby Jews are given a protected status under Islamic leadership. There are also fascinating new perspectives on the Holocaust, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat, Shimon Peres, Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, George Bush and Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Its amazing how well one can understand current events once you understand the Islamic world view.



You have Bob Dylan band members playing on the film soundtrack?

Highway 61 Revisited

Yes, I'm honored to have Dylan's musicians on my film's original music score - all of them have recorded and performed with my Bob Dylan tribute show, Highway 61 Revisited, in the past. Violinist Scarlet Rivera and Bassist Rob Stoner were featured on Dylan's Desire album, Rolling Thunder Review Tour and Dylan's film Renaldo and Clara. Bruce Langhorne, "Mr. Tambourine Man," was second guitarist on early Bob Dylan albums like Freewheelin' and Bringin' It All Back Home - that's Bruce playing tambourine on "Like A Rolling Stone." I play harmonica on the soundtrack. You can download 10 soundtrack songs as MP3s from the DVD. All together it sounds like a Bob Dylan Middle Eastern album, if you can imagine that!

Who is the film's narrator?

Lance Lewman is a renowned voiceover artist who has narrated documentaries for PBS's NOVA series, National Geographic's highly rated Taboo Series, and the Discovery Channel. He was the announcer for the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors, and has done political commercials for Clinton/Gore and Kerry/Edwards.

It's unique to see CGI in a documentary, why did you choose to use CGI?

The CGI environment is used to replicate the look of the Ishfahan complex in Iran, because of its incredible beauty and powerful Islamic historic feeling. The presentation of the film travels through rooms in an Islamic museum of history, created with CGI, and then each scene comes to life full screen out of picture frames (refresh to view).

How long did it take to make this film?

I actually wrote a book of the same name based on my studies and many years of ongoing research, and continued to update it. Then, I converted the book into the narration for this documentary. It took 6 months to find the footage, and another six months of editing, narration, and music to complete the film.

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