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Shadow World (2016)

Based on the book of The Shadow World, this feature length documentary is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade.

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Johan Grimonprez

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Andrew Feinstein (based on the book by), Andrew Feinstein (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Based on the book of The Shadow World, this feature length documentary is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade.

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Arranged by Edrich Siebert
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Lacking in substance, a forced simplistic narrative backed by ominous music, empty propaganda.
27 September 2019 | by yavoyavoSee all my reviews

A film of talking heads and insinuation, pointing fingers at the symptom and not the cause, further slanted by the obvious left wing bias. As if the Israeli's would experience peace if arms were not sold to that region. Once you remove the ominous music and cut out the talking heads when they have nothing concrete to say there isn't much there to such films which amount to little more than propaganda. The anti colonial types who would nod along wouldn't dare to consider the actual alternative to such systems of corruption and control, it would be direct control because the alternatives due to human nature would result in inevitable violence. The lofty standards and knee jerk backing of underdogs leads to perpetual conflict, the people who push a naïve ideology are responsible for the problems they complain about. Just look at south africa, weapons contracts, mass corruption, what did people expect when you saddled a population unprepared for democracy with "democracy", instead of taking responsibility, they point at the west, the weapons, the convenient explanations because they cannot view the world as it truly is, poisoned by the white mans burden denying other peoples their history, and their agency. One cannot complain about a national security state when one pushes for massive expansions of not just government, but global governance, all the while on a perpetual moral crusade demanding international interference.


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14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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