About the Film

In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart of the United Nations, filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a harrowing, yet often hilarious, trip through the farcical world of the United Nations.

Horowitz exposes how an organization created to ennoble mankind actually enables chaos and global discord. As disturbing as the picture painted by U.N. Me may be, Horowitz manages to keep us laughing throughout the film. And just when you’re left shaking your head at one outrage or another exposed in U.N. Me, Horowitz reliably enters with comic relief.

Ami Horowitz

Writer, Director, Producer

Ami Horowitz was an investment banker for 13 years. He has written for The National Review and The Weekly Standard. He lives in New York with his wife and children.


Writer, Director, Producer

Before signing on to U.N. Me, Matthew Groff was a post-production supervisor and assistant producer on the forthcoming documentary Sid Bernstein Presents...



Bob Richman was the cinematographer for the Academy Award winning film An Inconvenient Truth, Academy Award nominated documentary My Architect, and Borat.



Wolfgang Held was the cinematographer for award winning films such as Some Kind Of Monster, Children Underground and won a Primetime Emmy for Carrier. Wolfgang has just finished shooting Bruno, the Sascha Baron Cohen follow-up to Borat.



Doug Abel's credits include the Academy Award winning documentary The Fog of War, the documentary Some Kind of Monster, and the Emmy Award winning NBC hit 30 Rock.

"Ami Horowitz skillfully weaves a narrative that strikes a careful balance between humor and information."

–Nathaniel Botwinick, THE NATIONAL REVIEW | Read the Review

"Ami Horowitz... has been influenced by Moore’s comic style, and that’s all to the good."

–Brian Corder, SHOCK YA | Read the Review

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Co-director Ami Horowitz appears on America's Nightly Scoreboard to discuss the film.

Co-director Ami Horowitz talks with host Stuart Varney about doing a documentary on the United Nations.

Co-director Ami Horowitz tracks down the Sudanese Delegation during the April 2009 UN Anti-Racism Conference, Durban II, to find out what's really going on in Darfur.

Co-director Ami Horowitz chats with an Iranian delegate to the April 2009 UN Anti-Racism Conference, Durban II, in Geneva about Iran's treatment of women and homosexuals.

Co-director Ami Horowitz introduces us to the April 2009 UN Anti-Racism Conference, Durban II, and its swag.

Director Ami Horowitz is greeted U.N. Peacekeepers in Cote d'Ivoire.

Director Ami Horowitz attempts a novel way to gain entry to the U.N. Mission in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI).

Director Ami Horowitz exits a U.N. bus in Cote d'Ivoire.

Director Ami Horowitz tracking down the head of the U.N.'s Mission in Cote d'Ivoire.

Director Ami Horowitz meets Cote d'Ivoire's Minister of Defense.

Director Ami Horowitz walking into a U.N. encampment in Cote d'Ivoire.

Director Ami Horowitz walking into a U.N. encampment in Cote d'Ivoire.

Director Matthew Groff shooting an interviewee.

Director Ami Horowitz with Congressman Mark Kirk after an interview.

Director Ami Horowitz on the streets of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Director Ami Horowitz and cinematographer Wolfgang Held line up a shot on the streets of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

U.N. Peacekeepers shopping in Cote d'Ivoire, conflict not in sight.

Director Ami Horowitz on the streets of Abidjan.

Director Ami Horowitz demonstrates his appreciation for the tough work the U.N. is doing in Cote d'Ivoire.

Director Ami Horowitz chats with head of the Human Rights Council mission to Darfur, and Nobel laureate, Jody Williams.

Director Ami Horowitz interviews head of the Human Rights Council mission to Darfur, and Nobel laureate, Jody Williams.

STEP 1: Find your Congressman House.Gov/representatives/find

STEP 2: Write your Congressman

Dear [Congressman],

I am deeply concerned to have learned that the United States federal government has sent nearly $8 billion of taxpayer money to the United Nations in the past year, an organization whose role in ensuring fundamental human rights and security across the globe has come into question.

Whether it is acts of peacekeeper malfeasance that are often reported in the press, the complete lack of transparency with respect to how this organization spends taxpayer money, or its inability to prevent mass atrocities, the very reason for this institution’s existence, the United Nations has proven to be a shadow of its intended nature.

Because of this, I am writing you today to suggest two actions that Congress can take as a first step toward helping the United Nations begin to repair its reputation in the world. Through its ability to withhold nearly a quarter of the United Nations budget, Congress can demand action.

1) Demand the United Nations post a full and accurate line item budget online.

As taxpayers of the world responsible for the continued funding of the United Nations, we deserve a full and accurate assessment of how our money is being spent. Because the United Nations already has a heavy presence on the Internet, this is a cost-free distribution method that would allow any taxpayer to see how his or her funds are being spent.

2) Enact Article 6

This article declares that any member state that persistently violates the tenets of the UN Charter should have its membership revoked. From North Korea’s continued flaunting of the United Nations to Sudan’s participation in mass atrocities, there are many candidate member states that have persistently violated the principles of the Charter. To demonstrate that the United Nations has a standard when it comes to the make up of its membership would go a long way toward re-establishing its credibility.

The organization too often prefers opacity to transparency, and only continues functioning thanks to the taxpayers of the world. It is through the financing of the UN that we can institute accountability.


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