Shadow World

Shadow World

Director: Johan Grimonprez

Screening time: 10.04.2017. 19:00

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 94 min

Guests : Paul Holden

Awards: Awards: Best Feature Documentary- Edinburgh Film Festival Special Mention from the Jury – Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico Festivals: Tribeca International Film Festival 2016 – Spotlight; San Francisco International Film Festival; DokuFest; Take One Action, UK; Bertha Doc House, UK; Festival on Wheels – Adana Film Festival; Vancouver Film Festival

Synopsis:

Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the film SHADOW WORLD reveals how the international trade in weapons - with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents - fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering. SHADOW WORLD posits alternative perspectives through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as through the provocative stories of Eduardo Galeano; but ultimately the film reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how the weapons of war are now being turned against the citizens of liberal democracies, and how the 'shadow world' is taking over. In shedding light on how our realities are being constructed, the film offers a way for audiences to see through this horror, in the hopes of creating a better future.

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