State of Affairs

U.N. Me

Ami Horowitz, Matthew Groff

Over sixty years ago, the United Nations was founded as the embodiment of our hope for a safer world. But today, as the media is inundated with stories of human rights abuses and international conflict, one asks has the UN lived up to its founding ideals? Filmmakers Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff take the audience on a harrowing and darkly humorous journey through the incompetence and corruption of this vast bureaucracy. The film’s many revelations include: the uninvestigated shooting of unarmed protesters in Cote d’Ivoire by peacekeepers, the UN repudiating its own investigation into Darfur, and more.

Ami Horowitz

Ami Horowitz is writer, director and producer. He is writing for The National Review and The Weekly Standard. He lives in New York.

Matthew Groff

Matthew Groff is writer, director and producer. Before signing on to ‘U.N. Me,’ Groff was a post-production supervisor and assistant producer on the forthcoming documentary ‘Sid Bernstein Presents.’

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U.N. Me

2009, 80', color/bw, video

Directed by:
Ami Horowitz, Matthew Groff

Screenplay by:
Matthew Groff, Ami Horowitz

Wolfgang Held, Bob Richman

Edited by:
Doug Abel

Richard Friedman

Matthew Groff, Ami Horowitz

Produced by:
Disruptive Pictures