The United Nations is exposed as an organization stifled by fear of offending member states, to the point where countries committing genocide are active members of human rights committees. The film, by Ami Horowitz, is urgently important and exposes the ramifications of intense bureaucracy and excessive political correctness run amuck. His approach is entertainment, coupled with harsh reality.
If any film could evoke laughter and tears simultaneously, it is the film, U.N. Me.
The entertaining documentary has many different layers. Mr. Horowitz and his seasoned staff bring home the message repeatedly that no accountability and poor oversight of UN peacekeepers, in addition to the irrational pledges of support for governments who knowingly and actively engage in, or stand aside while human rights abuses are rampant, contribute to a culture that is unable to address any problems with real effectiveness.
Mr. Horowitz repeatedly finds himself in situations that are so outrageous (ie, having a conversation with a spokesperson from Iran discussing "moral relativism" and somehow justifying the suppression of women because deep down, that is really what they want) that one cannot help but wonder...how dare the United States continue supporting this venerable institution without demanding results or, at the very least, accountability?
Horowitz has an interesting background. His switch from being an investment banker to filmmaker may seem perplexing; however, he is following his calling, his life purpose, in exposing inconsistencies and bias from the UN, and others. The Huffington Post noted that his new career must have been in reaction to having his head hit by a rock.
Everyone should see this movie and demand accountability for the billions of taxpayer dollars sunk into the privileged, elite, sheltered and stifled world of the United Nations. Ami Horowitz should be praised for effectively and tirelessly bringing his audience the facts, while exposing the fraud that is the UN.
As Horowitz hopefully stated in an interview with Newsmax.com, "We're tackling what I think is a fundamentally important issue which is our relationship with the United Nations and the abject failure of the U.N. to live up to its founding principles."
In regard to conservatives creating movies, Ami Horowitz sees a gap, "In the film arena Â— documentary, feature films Â— we've really failed abysmally to really catch fire and to create high quality entertainment. It's unfortunate. We really try to reverse that trend." This trend is on the sure path to being reversed, if this film is any indication of things to come.
The movie is U.N. Me and it can be seen on-demand. Watch the trailer here.