Belgium & Denmark | 94 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Johan Grimonprez
Post Film Discussion w/ Will Williams, Madison Veterans for Peace.
From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Based on The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the acclaimed book by Andrew Feinstein, the film explores how governments, their militaries and intelligence agencies, defense contractors, arms dealers and agents are inextricably intertwined with the international trade in weapons, and how that trade fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracies and creates human suffering.
"... a broad, angry condemnation of the neoliberal consensus which elbowed its way through violence and crafty politics into ideological prominence in the 1980s." - James Henessey
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