Operation Filmmaker is a documentary about good intentions gone horribly wrong. In 2004, actor Liev Schreiber was watching an MTV show spotlighting a young Iraqi film student, Muthana Mohmed, who wanted to continue his studies but had difficulty due to the difficulties in his country at the time. Schreiber decided to hire Mohmed as an intern on the film he was directing at the time "Everything is Illuminated." Figuring it would make an interesting story, Schreiber also enlisted Nina Davenport to document the story. He expected it to be an uplifting story of a young man overcoming long odds. Rather than being grateful, however, Mohmed bristled at being forced to perform lowly tasks like fixing snacks and making copies. Finally, he stormed off the set, perplexing his well-meaning benefactors. Davenport follows Mohmed even after production finished on "Everything is Illuminated" and shows the misunderstandings that can attend American's expectations of other cultures.