Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dirty Wars (2013)

Academy Awards, USA 2014

Best Documentary, Features
Rick Rowley
Jeremy Scahill

IFC Films
Directed by Rick Rowley
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Journalist Jeremy Scahill investigates claims that innocent women and children were killed in a night time raid in Afghanistan by American special forces, who then attempted to cover it up. He suspects that a special operations force under the direct command of the White House is involved, not just in Afghanistan but in terror hot spots around the globe. A rare glimpse of some of the most dangerous places in the world, in addition to Afghanistan he visits Yemen and Somalia. Some of the images are quite disturbing, particularly of children, but it is a story that must be told, and much of it has been subsequently verified.

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