April 19, 2010

The Clarion Fund, producer of the films Obsession and The Third Jihad, is producing a new film on the Iranian Nuclear threat.  We believe that this is the most important and time-sensitive film we could make at this time.

Since the inception of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has displayed an absolute hatred for the West.  Coupled with an extremist ideology, this regime has terrorized the world at large for over 30 years.

Our 45-minute film will explore the principles of the revolution, and visually demonstrate the hatred and violence exhibited by Iran’s brutal leadership.  The film will document the regime’s abusive treatment of their once proud citizenry, and will chronicle the regime’s use of terror proxies abroad to inflict deadly messages on their self-described enemies.

It is the goal of the Iranian leadership to spread the radical Islamic revolution with all available resources.  This extremist worldview is ingrained in the state’s constitution and apparatuses, and has been supported by the actions of the regime’s leaders.

Since the start of the revolution, the unelected Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has established a stranglehold on the Iranian government, military and economy.  Any attempts from within to bring alternative leadership have been violently muted.

Now 30 years after the start of the revolution, Iran is on the cusp of crossing the nuclear threshold.  By many estimates, Iran is less than a year away from producing a nuclear weapon—if not sooner.  Iran has consistently tried to disguise the intention and progress of its nuclear program, playing a careful game of aggressive gamesmanship and deceptive diplomacy.

The development of a nuclear program has only added to the already immense danger posed by this regime.  The numerous threat scenarios posed by a nuclear Iran are beyond frightening.

All the while Western powers—and in particular the United States—have dangerously misread the intentions of the Iranian regime.  Furthermore, Western banks, corporations and even governments have continually supported the Iranian Revolution, placing oil and other economic interests above the safety of their constituents.

It is for all these reasons that diplomatic negotiations with Iran have failed since 1979, and would likely continue to fail.

Most importantly, the film will present a wide array of options to combat the threat.  The film will target influential U.S. interest groups and policy makers while remaining both straightforward and down-to-earth.  After viewing the film, the general public will be able to understand the critical nature of the threats and encourage a movement aimed at preventing the further advancement of the Iranian regime and its nuclear arsenal.