SHADOW WORLD

Directed by JOHAN GRIMONPREZ

DIRECTOR

JOHAN GRIMONPREZ

COUNTRY

BELGIUM / DENMARK

RUNNING TIME

94 mins

YEAR

2016

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH, SPANISH, ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ABOUT THE FILM

Based on the 2011 book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by South African writer Andrew Feinstein, and on a series of articles published in The Guardian by David Leigh, this film primarily aims its sights on the United States and England, targeting US Presidents from Reagan to Obama, British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, and the families who control Saudi Arabia. The film, co-written by director Johan Grimonprez and Mr. Feinstein, presents the argument that there is a fortune to be made by the West’s “war on terror”.

Awards
Best Documentary, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

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