In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart of the United Nations, filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a harrowing, yet often hilarious, trip through the farcical world of the United Nations. Horowitz exposes how an organization created to ennoble mankind actually enables chaos and global discord. As disturbing as the picture painted by U.N. Me may be, Horowitz manages to keep us laughing throughout the film.
Director: Matthew Groff, Ami Horowitz
- Running time: 90 minutes
Former investment banker Ami Horowitz was inspired to make his debut film, U.N. Me, after seeing Bowling For Columbine and thinking he could do something similar highlighting the problems with the United Nations.
There is an interview with Horowitz at The Movie Blog.
You can read some of his columns at Townhall.
Horowitz intent was to focus on a world body whose ineffectiveness is beyond comical. The climax in the film is when Horowitz is taken away by UN security personnel, filmed by his partner, Matthew Groff, who was standing in the near-empty press gallery. It is film that is the political “right” imitation of Michael Moore‘s documentary films that was questionable as far as truthful content.
Of the film, Horowitz stated:
Almost anybody who is a liberal thinks it’s a liberal movie, and everybody who is conservative thinks it’s a conservative movie. People don’t know UN reform is a conservative cause.
According to Times of Israel:
Horowitz screened the film for Dick Cheney at the former vice president’s home in Virginia, and for media executives Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes in New York. According to Horowitz, Murdoch liked the film and wanted to distribute it, but Ailes warned him that supporting the film would be tantamount to declaring war on the United Nations. Murdoch, Horowitz recalled, replied that Ailes’ FOX News is already at war with the world body.
Well, Mr. Horowitz, I too have been “at war” with the United Nations and any President of the United States and Congress member who does not see that we are wasting billions of dollars a year dealing with this organization who fails at anything meaningful it does, and have done so since the Food-for-Oil scandal.
I have only seen the trailer, video interviews, and scene excerpts; but it appears it is a daring film filled with real-life dangerous geographical locations. Let’s face it, he wasn’t there to make friends. It is also available at Amazon Video on Demand.
But according to Horowitz, it is not an “anti-UN film” but instead, as he puts it:
This is me telling the UN ‘If you want to survive, you had better change. Here are your warts and your problems. Fix them.
And I say, they’ve had the opportunity to change by other documentary and media reports that revealed corruption, waste of funding, et cetera – but everything goes on, business as usual; and our government continues to spend taxpayer dollars on a useless entity. Recently it has been revealed that the United Nations endangers the sovereignty of the United States — only if US politicians allow it to be so.
See Also: Before Its News.
Our present government administration is, as the previous two administrations, much like the United Nations: