Far from the world of eulogizing op-ed pieces in the US newspapers, State of the Union addresses and Congressional hearings describing the great progress being made in the War on Terror, there exists the real land where the war is actually being fought. Filmmaker Faraz Syed sets on a journey to explore Pakistanis’ real feelings on the decade old war. What Syed finds out is not comforting, but it is the bitter truth. In his documentary film ‘Wide Angle on Pakistan’ Faraz Syed records interviews with common Pakistanis on the streets, with politicians, and with members of the privileged class. Along the way Syed debunks the propaganda of the US triumphs made in the war and the myth of US aid to Pakistan. This is a must-see film for anyone interested in knowing how the future historian would describe America’s failure in the War on Terror in the light of extremism emanating out of the very crux of this war.
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