Part romantic thriller, part political drama, The Situation is the first U.S. feature film to confront America's occupation in the Middle East, exploring one of the countless stories hidden behind the headlines of the "War on Terror."
When Anna (Connie Nielsen), an American journalist, travels to Iraq to report on the conflict, she quickly becomes familiar with the grim day-to-day realities of the conflict. After an Iraqi leader and friend is assassinated, she is determined to uncover the truth behind his death. As she becomes more entrenched, Anna finds herself pulled between the affections of an American intelligence official (Damian Lewis) and Zaid (Mido Hamada), a young Iraqi photographer. After the death of an Iraqi boy at the hands of American soldiers, a perilous chain of events is set off that exposes corrupt associations, blurs the lines of justice, and ultimately leads Anna into grave danger.
Directed by Philip Haas, the director of the Oscar-nominated film Angels & Insects, The Situation is an intimate, heartfelt portrayal of the Iraq war and the people surviving within it.