The screening of Dirty Wars will be followed by a Q&A with producer Anthony Arnove. Journalists and author Jeremy Scahill will join via Skype.
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the most secret and elite fighting force in U.S. history, exposing covert operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. Drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government condoned torture occurs in hidden corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties.
Director Richard Rowley follows Scahill on his journey from dusty huts outside Abottabad, Pakistan to the halls of the US Congress. Drawn into the stories and lives of the people he meets along the way, Scahill is forced to confront the painful consequences of an ugly war, as well as his own role as a journalist. Dirty Wars builds a deeply troubling case that the global “war on terror” has spread beyond borders and spun out of control.
Directed by Richard Rowley
Written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker
Produced by Anthony Arnove, Brenda Coughlin, and Jeremy Scahill
Winner, Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2013