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The World Without US (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 2008
This film dismantles all the anti-USA propagandists in a clear, concise, case by case formula then begs the question "What if the USA were to go isolationist again?"
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Credited cast:
Roy Werner ...
President William Turner
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Isimaru
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Asuka
Mark Ofuji ...
Hasegawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hamed Al-Abdulah ...
Himself - Kuwait, Professor of Political Science
Saad Al-Ajmi ...
Himself - Kuwait, Former Minister of Culture and Communication
Ibrahim Naji Al-Hadban ...
Himself - Kuwait, Professor of Political Science
Ivan Andric ...
Himself - Vice President of Civic Alliance of Serbia Party
Brian Barron ...
Bosnian
Heidi Bertels ...
Herself - German Citizen & Teacher
Barry Blechman ...
Himself - Foreign Policy Analyst
Gael Brustier ...
Himself - France, Secretary of Political Party
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Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
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Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
James T. Callaway ...
Bosnian
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What would happen should the United States leave the international scene, and become again a "normal nation", a republic, and not an empire? To find an answer to this question, director and producer Mitch Anderson embarked on an investigative trip on four continents. "The World Without US" is an in-depth investigation of how US foreign policy affects the lives of millions of people around the world. Written by Mitch Anderson Studios

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The "walla" text underneath the newspaper articles about "President Turner" describes a Communist takeover of the US, mass arrests, and the dissolution of the Democrat and Republican parties. See more »

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A much needed look at the US role in the world
18 June 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I was a bit apprehensive about this film since it seemed to be such "one of a kind" so I had a look at their website before ordering. The trailer I saw really got my interest, the premise seemed to be so interesting and so timely for our nation. It reminded me a lot of another film, called "Why we fight?" (very popular about 2 years ago) trying to answer the same question, what is the purpose of the US meddling in the entire world? While "Why we fight" was a bit of a disappointment, this film really delivered on the promise. After the first twenty minutes you figure that the director is working an angle on the debate, but what I really liked is that he is building a really logical, coherent argument that I could follow from one end to another. And he surely supports it with footage from around the world.

I also liked the fact that it was more than an intellectual exercise. The film had some very touching personal stories that I didn't expect in a "geo-political" documentary. It made it one of those films that you still think about the second day after you saw it. As a minus, I wish the film makers also investigated some other regions also, say, South America or Africa... but I guess there is only so much time...


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