Director Richard Rowley and Author Jeremy Scahill Introduce Dirty Wars
Author Jeremy Scahill Introduce
(Richard Rowley, 2013)
Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.
Rising stars and acclaimed masters come to screen their films and talk with Wexner Center audiences.
“What makes Dirty Wars so important is that it viscerally conveys the effects of US militarism on these invisible victims: by letting them speak for themselves.”—Guardian (UK)
The gripping documentary Dirty Wars (like the book of the same name) follows investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill as he travels through Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia to uncover and assess the underreported impact of the US military’s covert war on terrorism and the secretive world of the powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Scahill introduces us to two parallel casts of characters: the CIA agents, Special Forces operators, and US-backed warlords who populate the dark side of American wars; and survivors of night raids and drone strikes including the family of the first American marked for death and being hunted down by his own government. Drawn into the stories and lives of the people he meets along the way, Scahill is forced to confront the painful consequences of a war spinning out of control, as well as his own role as a journalist. (90 mins., DCP)
Author Jeremy Scahill (who also wrote the best-seller Blackwater) and director Richard Rowley (Fourth World War, This Is What Democracy Looks Like) introduce the screening. Join us for a book signing with Scahill in the Wexner Center Store from 6 to 7 PM.
Copresented with Columbus Metropolitan Club.
$10 general public
$8 Wexner Center and Columbus Metropolitan Club members
$8 students (with ID), senior citizens (65 +)
GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR DIRTY WARS
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR VISITING FILMMAKER PRESENTATIONS
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council