These were only a few of the human rights violations by the U.S. in Iraq that the press covered and we followed. We did not intend to insult American people or their values, but only wanted to portray a real tragedy there.
Our film's a sort of political action. Maybe 60 or 70 percent of what happens on screen is factually true. Turkey and America are allies, but Turkey wants to say something to its friend. We want to say the bitter truth. We want to say that this is wrong.