Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars

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Dirty Wars

This politically-charged Sundance-winning documentary follows investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill who delves into the murky world of America’s covert wars.

“It’s the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement. Prior to 9/11, it was customary for America to sound a formal declaration of war on a given country before attacking. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government–condoned torture occur in hidden corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties.

“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. No target is off-limits for the JSOC “kill list,” even if the person is a U.S. citizen.” (Sundance)

Winner of Cinematography Award, Sundance Film Festival 2013.
2013Rating: M90 minsUSAEnglish, Pusto, Somali, and Dari with English subtitles
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Variety

Variety

press

Renders the investigative work of journalist Jeremy Scahill in the form of a '70s-style conspiracy thriller.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Though awkwardly assembled, with an overemphatic voiceover, it's chilling stuff.

3.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

A gripping investigative doc, which plays out like a classic conspiracy thriller as it follows a trail of clues to the heart of darkness.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Pessimistic, grimly outraged and utterly riveting.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The movie has rather silly, Bourne-style thriller graphics, which are unnecessary: it has an important story to tell.

3.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Renders the investigative work of journalist Jeremy Scahill in the form of a '70s-style conspiracy thriller.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Though awkwardly assembled, with an overemphatic voiceover, it's chilling stuff.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A gripping investigative doc, which plays out like a classic conspiracy thriller as it follows a trail of clues to the heart of darkness.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Pessimistic, grimly outraged and utterly riveting.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The movie has rather silly, Bourne-style thriller graphics, which are unnecessary: it has an important story to tell.

3.0
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