Release Date: May 16, 2008 (limited)
On DVD/VOD: August 26, 2008
1h 33m | Documentary
If Morgan Spurlock has learned anything from over 30 years of movie-watching, it's that if the world needs saving, it's best done by one lone man willing to face danger head on to take it down, action hero style.
So, with no military experience, knowledge or expertise, he sets off to do what the CIA, FBI and countless bounty hunters have failed to do: find the world's most wanted man. Why take on such a seemingly impossible mission? Simple -- he wants to make the world safe for his soon to be born child. But before he finds Osama bin Laden, he first needs to learn where he came from, what makes him tick, and most importantly, what exactly created bin Laden to begin with.
In Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?, Oscar nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock takes on a franchise even more lethal than McDonald's -- Al Qaeda. And after this real life action thriller is over, the world may never be the same.
Following bin Laden's trail through some of the most dangerous places in the world, Spurlock encounters both the rational and the radical faces of the Middle East. He interviews many people who embrace him on the streets and welcome him into their homes, often gaining impressions that sharply contrast with the conventional media images of the region. Spurlock finds they're not that different from American families, sharing the same hopes and fears for their children that he has for his own.
In a world where we are constantly being told that we're on the verge of the ultimate showdown between good and evil, Spurlock risks life and limb to uncover the truth about Osama bin Laden. But along the way, he discovers the lines that divide us aren't nearly as black and white as the heroes and villains we see in the Westerns.
|Studio:||The Weinstein Company|
|Producer(s):||Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock, Stacey Offman|
|Writer(s):||Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick|