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Dirty Wars (US/2013)

87 min; Deutsche Fassung; Buch: David Riker, Jeremy Scahill Regie: Rick Rowley

Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill stumbles upon a US night raid gone badly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan, where a witness swears to having seen American soldiers digging bullets out of the bodies of pregnant dead women. Scahill’s investigation leads him to unravel the secret manoeuvres of the shadowy and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) as he is drawn into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and may never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams “find, fix, and finish” their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for Obama’s “kill list,” including US citizens.

From Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia, as well as back home in New York where he tries to piece the puzzle together, Scahill meets with Special Forces operators, military generals and US-backed warlords who go on camera and on the record—some for the first time. He tracks down the survivors of targeted assassinations and drone strikes, including the family of the first American citizen being hunted by his own government.

Described as “a mystery thriller as compelling as any feature film" by The Huffington Post, Dirty Wars is also a New York Times Bestselling book (Serpent’s Tail publishers) by Jeremy Scahill on the same topic, exhaustively researched and footnoted and available on request. Scahill’s previous book is the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (2007).

 

Mi.28.05.2014 @ Forum Stadtpark

Start: 18:00 Uhr >> EINTRITT FREI!

Screening: Mi.28.05.2014
@ Crossroads Festival

Link: Trailer

Link: dirtywars.org