Email from Emily Teeter, OI, Chicago:
"I passed the request by our director, and he has decided that we cannot help you with the project because of the political implications of the documentary."
Wow, my doc is soo important and politically controversial. But then there's the Muslims.
But It's ok because I have my "string tripod".
God will have to forgive me I couldn't resist replying, highlighting the massive irony that the Assyrian reliefs were probably made by the ancestors of the subjects of my documentary. I did hold back from stating that therefore they still technically belonged to them. Then I'd sound ignorant right?