Shadow World

Director: Johan Grimonprez
Cinematographer: Nicole Mackinlay Hahn
Language: Arabic, English, Spanish with English subtitles

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. The film unravels a number of the worlds largest and most corrupt arms deals through those involved in perpetrating and investigating them. It illustrates why this trade accounts for almost 40% of all corruption in global trade, and how it operates in a parallel legal universe, in which the national security elite who drive it are seldom prosecuted for their often illegal actions. Shadow World posits alternatives through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as through the voice of Eduardo Galeano who contributed selections from his stories for the film.

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