Movie Session 3: Docos for Politicos: ‘The Illegal We do Immediately, the Unconstitutional Takes a Little Longer’

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Screening 1: What I Will (2013)

Directed by: Johan Grimonprez
Written & Narrated by: Suheir Hammad


In this one-minute rollercoaster, Palestinian-Brooklynite poet Suheir Hammad carries her powerful poem of dissent towards a glimmer of hope in the midst of military parades and anti-aircraft guns. What I will provide is a preview of Johan Grimonprez's feature Shadow World based on Andrew Feinstein’s book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade.

Duration: 1 min

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Screening 2: Shadow World (2016)

Directed by: Johan Grimonprez


Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, this explosive film reveals the murky world of the international arms trade.
Stitching together expert interviews and archive footage, Shadow World reveals that corruption is not a dirty little side effect of the arms trade, but in fact its defining factor. Politicians, who are supposed to represent our hopes and dreams, sell us fear and nightmares in the interest of the very corporations that profit from war.
By shedding light on how our realities are being constructed, the film argues, with alarming plausibility, that we have privatized the function of war. As a result, bribes and corruption determine the economic and foreign policies of some of the biggest countries in the world, making sure that there is always a war to be fought.

Duration: 94 min

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*Courtesy: Ronald Reagan, Presidential Library.

See also: Interview with Johan Grimonprez


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