by Christian Toto
The new documentary "U.N. Me" takes the world body to task for ignoring genocides, aiding despots and failing to stop theocratic regimes from developing nuclear bombs.
Many of the tales told in the film, available now in theaters and via Video on Demand services, aren't new. But co-director and star Ami Horowitz puts all the pieces together in a way the mainstream media and, more glaringly, previous directors, couldn't bother to do. Working on a small budget and little media play, Horowitz shames both his subject matter and today's artists who refuse to hold the U.N. responsible for its wide-ranging atrocities.
"U.N. Me" argues an organization which began in 1946 with the loftiest of goals is awash in bureaucracy, corruption and greed. Not only does it rarely serve its core missions of promoting peace and stopping war, it often makes matters far worse - and no one is held accountable.
Finally. Truth told about the worse than useless U.N.