Special Preview Screening: WMD
The first narrative feature film to be made about the weapons of mass destruction controversy in 2002, WMD portrays the build-up to the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of a fictional British Intelligence officer.
The story focuses on Alex Morgan who accidentally discovers the British and US governments are ‘falsifying’ evidence around weapons of mass destruction to justify an invasion.
Described by John Pilger as “modern cinema at its best” the film was written after numerous conversations with members of the intelligence community and individuals involved in the actual events.
Shot in a variety of locations, including London, Rome, Berlin and Washington, writer/director David Holroyd uniquely relies on surveillance cameras in order to achieve a sense of documentary authenticity. It wasn’t all smooth sailing though – Holroyd and his crew were actually detained abroad and accused of working for the Secret Intelligence Service themselves.
With a nod to the 1970s cold war paranoia films, All The President’s Men, The Conversation and Three Days Of The Condor, WMD is gripping and does a serious job of indicting those who took us to war.