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Iranium - Film Documentary Streaming - Protecting The Iranian
The importance of film industry, in the context of human rights and world
affairs cannot be overstated. In January, Artist H-II: Stephen
Michael Apatow, Founder of Humanitarian Resource Institute and the United
Nations Arts Initiative communicated his support of the National Society
of Film Critics Statement On Jailed Iranian Directors. 
The case against war crimes and crimes against humanity in Iran has been
framed and evidence collected, yet the Iranian people have been abandoned
for upwards of 30 years. It is time for the international community to stand
behind and protect the people of Iran as they pursue freedom and democracy
in the new Middle East. 
About the Documentary Iranium
is a nuclear Iran, even if it never detonates a weapon? What are the guiding
principles of the Iranian leadership? To what lengths would the regime
go to carry out its agenda? How far have Iran's leaders already gone to
fund the world's most powerful terrorist organizations?
60 minutes, Iranium powerfully reports on the many aspects of the threat
America and the world now faces using rarely-before seen footage of Iranian
leaders, and interviews with 25 leading politicians, Iranian dissidents,
and experts on: Middle East policy, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation.
Streaming version online at:
Shelley Berkley (D-NV, 1st district) is serving her sixth term
as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of Nevada.
For the Committee on Foreign Affairs, she holds membership in the Subcommittee
on Europe and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.
Amb. John R. Bolton,
a Yale-educated attorney, is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise
Institute and has served in various positions for presidential administrations.
He held appointments as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International
Security and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Mark Dubowitz is
executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and heads
the Iran Energy Project and the Coalition Against Terrorist Media. He has
briefed the U.S. military, members of Congress, and European government
and counterterrorism officials on a range of important terrorism issues.
Dubowitz is the recipient of the German Bertelsmann Stiftung fellowship
and is a frequent media contributor.
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY 17th
District) is a Democratic Congressman serving the 17th Congressional
District of New York. He serves on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee
on the Western Hemisphere.
Amir Fakhravar is
an Iranian writer and journalist, and the recipient of the Annie Taylor
Journalism Award. Since the age of 17, he had been imprisoned 19 times
in Iran for his political activism. Fakhravar founded the Central Council
of Iranian Freedom Movement and currently serves as the Secretary General
of the Confederation of Iranian Students in Washington, DC.
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
is founder and president of the Washington-based Center for Security Policy.
He has held positions as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International
Security Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces
and Arms Control Policy. Gaffney is a prolific writer for major media outlets
and co-producer of the film Islam vs. Islamist.
Reuel Marc Gerecht,
a former Middle East CIA specialist, is a senior fellow at the Foundation
for Defense of Democracies. He was previously a resident fellow at the
American Enterprise Institute and director of the Middle East Initiative
at the Project for the New American Century. He recently authored The
Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of
Amb. Dore Gold is
President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He served as Israel’s
11th Ambassador to the United Nations, and was Foreign Policy Adviser to
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Reza Kahlili (pseudonym)
is a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard member who spied for the CIA. He
is the author of A Time to Betray, part of the curriculum of the
Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy of DOD. Khalili serves on the
advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran.
Anne Korin co-directs
the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and chairs the Set America
Free Coalition. She has testified before Congress and writes extensively
about ensuring national safety and economic security from foreign oil dependence.
Korin is the co-author of Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century
and Turning Oil into Salt.
Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is
serving his third term as Senator of Arizona, subsequent to four terms
in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as Chairman and Ranking
Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and
Homeland Security. Senator Kyl was listed as one of the 2010 Time Magazine’s
100 most influential leaders of the world.
Dr. Michael Ledeen
is a foreign policy specialist and holds the position of Freedom Scholar
at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He has served as a consultant
to the National Security Council, the State Department, and the Defense
Department and was special adviser to the Secretary of State. Ledeen has
been active in government, think tanks, academia, and media and has authored
more than 20 books.
Prof. Bernard Lewis
is regarded as one of the West’s leading scholars on the history of Islam
and the Middle East. Lewis is Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies
at Princeton University. He has published over 30 books.
Clare M. Lopez is
a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East,
national defense, and counterterrorism issues. Currently a senior fellow
at the Center for Security Policy and vice president of the Intelligence
Summit, she formerly worked with the CIA, as a professor at the Centre
for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, and as Executive Director
of the Iran Policy Committee.
Clifford D. May is
president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and chairman of policy
for the Committee on the Present Danger. May has held position as adviser
to the Iraq Study Group of the United States Institute of Peace, was appointed
to the Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion, and most recently awarded
the U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grant from the U.S. Department of State.
Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney
is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General with more than
4,100 flying hours, including 407 combat missions during the Vietnam War.
He served in NATO, Pacific Air Forces, and as commander of 11th Air Force
in Alaska. He is a member of the Iran Policy Committee.
Chet Nagle consults
for U.S. and foreign companies and is the author of Iran Covenant.
His military career as a graduate of the Naval Academy earned him the Cuba
Expeditionary Medal. After joining the Pentagon’s International Security
Affairs department, he became an Aeromaritime officer, and works with defense
agencies in over 70 countries. He was awarded the Order of Oman, and established
The Journal of Defense and Diplomacy.
Dr. Walid Phares,
a Lebanese-born scholar, is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense
of Democracies and heads the Future of Terrorism Project. He has testified
before Congress, European Parliament, the U.N. Security Council, and foreign
governments on global terrorism, jihad, and Middle East affairs. A professor
at various universities, he authored ten books, including The Confrontation:
Winning the War Against Future Jihad.
Arnold E. Resnicoff
served as a military officer and chaplain, and received numerous awards.
He held position as National Director of Inter-religious Affairs for the
American Jewish Committee and Special Assistant (for Values and Vision)
to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. He was a board
member of The Faith and Politics Institute and is presently a consultant
on interfaith values and inter-religious affairs.
Dr. Harold Rhode is
a former Foreign Affairs Specialist at the Pentagon, in the Office of Net
Assessment, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He currently serves
as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Hudson New York Institute.
an original founder of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and former high ranking
Iranian official, is a political dissident and activist residing in the
United States. He was honored as a Visiting Fellow in Human Freedom at the
Bush Institute and has held positions at the Washington Institute for Near
East Policy, Yale University’s Center for International and Area Studies,
and Harvard University.
Henry Sokolski is
executive director of the Non Proliferation Policy Education Center and
professor at the Institute of World Politics. He served in the Department
of Defense, the Executive Branch, and in intelligence. An expert on nuclear
issues, he authored books, including Checking Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions.
He was a fellow at the National Institute for Public Policy, the Heritage
Foundation, and the Hoover Institution.
is an investigative journalist and prolific political writer since the
early 1980s. He is executive director of the Foundation for Democracy in
Iran and founder of Middle East Data Project, Inc. Timmerman was nominated
for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 by the former Swedish deputy premier.
is the former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush. She
headed the Homeland Security Council, and worked at the Justice Department,
and was first Assistant Commandant for Intelligence for the U. S. Coast
Guard. She became National Continuity Coordinator under National Security
Presidential Directive 51.
R. James Woolsey is
a foreign policy specialist. He served as the Director Central Intelligence
during the Clinton Administration, and is currently the Chairman of Woolsey
Partners LLC. He is also a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute
for Global Affairs.
an Iranian-born human rights activist and writer, is president and co-founder
of the Alliance of Iranian Women, advocating for suffering women and children
in Iran. She fled to Europe and then the U.S. after Ayatollah Khomeini’s
takeover. Before the revolution, Zand-Ervin had held positions in the Iranian
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