DCP – HD - 2016 - U.S.A - expected duration: 100 min (TV version 90 min) - Color
A film by Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on the book THE SHADOW WORLD by ANDREW FEINSTEIN
Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the film SHADOW WORLD reveals how the international trade in weapons - with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents - fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering. SHADOW WORLD posits an alternative through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as the stories of Eduardo Galeano. But ultimately the film reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how the weapons of war are now being turned against the citizens of liberal democracies, and how the ‘shadow world’ is taking over. In the hopes that in understanding how our realties are being constructed, audiences may see through this horror, and create a better future.
Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on the book THE SHADOW WORLD by ANDREW FEINSTEIN
Johan Grimonprez's award winning films include dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997) and Double Take (2009). Traveling the main festival circuit from the Berlinale to Sundance, they have garnered several Best Director awards. They have also sold to major broadcasters worldwide.
Johan’s curatorial projects have been exhibited at museums around the world, such as the Hammer Museum (US), the Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich) and the MoMA (NY). His works are part of the permanent collections of major museums, including the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Kanazawa Art Museum (Japan) and Tate Modern (London).
Original language: English
Produced by: JOSLYN BARNES, ANADIL HOSSAIN
In coproduction with: ONOMATOPEE FILMS, FINAL CUT FOR REAL, BERTHA FOUNDATION, ABIGAIL DISNEY, DANNY GLOVER, DRISS BENYAKLEF
With the participation of: , BERTHA FOUNDATION, ABIGAIL DISNEY, DANNY GLOVER, DRISS BENYAKLEF
With the support of: FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND, VITAL ADVISED FUND, VITAL PROJECTS FUND, SUNDANCE INSTITUTE DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAM, SUNDANCE INSTITUTE CATALYST INITIATIVE, CINEREACH, GUCCI TRIBECA DOCUMENTARY FUND, WALLACE ACTION FUND OF TIDES FOUNDATION, DANISH FILM INSTITUTE – FILM COMMISSIONER HELLE HANSEN , THRESHOLD FOUNDATION’S HIGH IMPACT DOCUMENTARY FUND, CODEPINK
In collaboration with: ITVS SALLY JO FIFER, RTBF WILBUR LEGUEBE
YES DBS (Israel)
Tribeca International Film Festival 2016 - Spotlight - WORLD PREMIERE
San Francisco International Film Festival 2016 - Official Selection
Encounters Film Festival 2016 - Official Selection
EIFF - Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 - Official Selection
DIFF - Durban International Film Festival 2016 - South African Films