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    Controversy sidles near comic

    Michael Winterbottom's last film was the controversial docudrama "The Road to Guantanamo." Shot in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, the film was a sympathetic account of three British Muslims captured in Afghanistan and sent to Guantanamo Bay for two years, despite claims of innocence. When one later admitted attending an Islamist training camp, critics of the film's point of view had a field day.

Dan Futterman as Daniel Pearl in A MIGHTY HEART.

    Pearl story is about her

    Daniel Pearl was a fascinating man. The journalist who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002 grew up in an intellectual Jewish household in Encino, Calif., but ended his life across the world in Muslim Pakistan. He was a member of two groups — Americans and Jews — much hated by fundamentalist terrorists, but he spent his time investigating them. The journalist risked his life both to document a culture and to probe how some in that culture are funding terrorism. He was also an accomplished musician who brought his violin along for impromptu jam sessions in the bars of Asia.

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