A new documentary examines the United Nations in a way the Mainstream Media refuses to do.
“U.N. Me,” hitting theaters and VOD June 1, offers a humorous but ultimately sober account of how the United Nations hardly lives up to its founding ideals. Instead, incompetence, corruption and far worse behavior define what the film terms, “the clubhouse of dictators, thugs, and tyrants.”
Filmmakers Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff reveal some of the more unsavory aspects of the U.N. in their new film, including:
- How a U.N. peacekeeping force stationed in Cote d’Ivoire fired into a crowd of unarmed protesters, injuring and killing dozens, and how the U.N. failed to investigate.
- How the largest U.N. humanitarian effort ever conceived, the Oil for Food Program, devolved into one of the biggest scams in the history of the world, and how the U.N. never disciplined or fired the culprits.
- How the organization that ought to be leading the international effort to eradicate terrorism cannot, seven years after 9/11, agree on a definition of “terrorism.”
- How the U.N.’s Human Rights Council prolonged the genocide in Darfur by attempting to discredit the urgent recommendations of its own investigative team.