Industry News

Real estate broker creates Iraq film

Documentary made in response to 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Real estate broker Brad Maaske thought someone should tell the story of the Iraqi people and the horrors they suffered while under Saddam Hussein's rule. He never imagined he'd be the one to make a film about it. Maaske's documentary, "WMD: The Murderous Reign of Saddam Hussein," opened last week in select theaters around the country, and he is currently working to distribute it to as many theaters as possible. "It was a calling for me to do this one time," said Maaske, broker/owner of Realty World Investors Realty in Visalia, Calif. "It's been the hardest thing I've ever done." With no plans to make another movie, Maaske is promoting the 96-minute film until at least 25 million people have seen it. The film includes footage shot by Iraqi television stations and Iraqi soldiers during Saddam's rule. It pieces together news footage from the 9/11 attacks in New York City, along with exclusive interviews with Iraqis and an interview with Michael Moore, whose movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" was ...