Trump Dredging the Swamp to Empower the Worst Elements of the ‘Shadow World’ + Shadow World (must-see)

Human rights campaigners protest against Farnborough International arms fair

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Updated: Nov. 26, 2017, added full film

The Story Behind the Gripping New Documentary ‘Shadow World’ (1/5)

TheRealNews on Dec 16, 2016

In part one, Andrew Feinstein discusses being witness to a corrupt weapons deal in post-apartheid South Africa sparked his quest to uncover the world of war profiteers and weapons contractors.

Trump Dredging the Swamp to Empower the Worst Elements of the ‘Shadow World’ (2/5)

In part two, Andrew Feinstein says the Trump administration will continue the revolving door between government and defense contractors.

How the Arms Industry Perpetuate War and Undermine Security and Democracy (3/5)

In part three, Andrew Feinstein discusses how US weapons and allies like Saudi Arabia have fueled conflicts in Syria, Yemen and across the Middle East.

“Shadow World:” Arms Dealers Boasting of Bribes, Corruption, and Impunity (4/5)

In part four, Andrew Feinstein discusses the story of now jailed arms dealer Riccardo Privitera, featured in “Shadow World”.

Can the “Shadow World” of Corrupt Weapons Deals be Held Accountable? (5/5)

In part 5, Andrew Feinstein shares stories of citizens who took on the defense industry and won.

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Trailer | Shadow World | Tribeca 2016

IndieWood HollyWoodn’t on Apr 8, 2016

Through the insights of whistleblowers, investigators, prosecutors, military and industry insiders SHADOW WORLD reveals how the international trade in weapons – with the complicity of governments, their militaries and intelligence agencies, defense contractors, arms dealers and agents – fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracies and creates widespread suffering. The film unravels a number of the world’s 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. Ultimately SHADOW WORLD reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how weapons of war are turned against citizens of liberal democracies and how the trade inhibits rather than enhances security for us all. In shedding light on how our realities are being constructed, the film offers a way for audiences to see through this horror, in the hopes of creating a better future.


Updated: Nov. 26, 2017


This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Shadow World

vilaris100 on May 5, 2017

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

In the film:

Lawrence Wilkerson, Jeremy Scahill, Vijay Prashad, Chris Hedges, Cynthia McKinney,, Dennis Kucinich, , and Medea Benjamin

from the archives:

Trump Trumpets His Real Plans by Ralph Nader

Chris Hedges: We are Trapped Within this Death Spiral of Violence + Iraq War Tribunal

Dear Mr. Trump, About Your 29 Ideas by David Swanson

The Bolton Threat to Trump’s Middle East Policy by Gareth Porter + Glenn Greenwald: Genuinely Terrifying Prospect

Chris Hedges: Saudi Arabia–The Number One Purchaser of US Weapons

Chris Hedges: Saudi Arabia Plays a ‘Dark Role’ in the Middle East, Empowered by US

John Pilger: Corporate Media Blackout on Yemen and the Encirclement of China

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