“Dirty Wars” A Documentary by Richard Rowley

Dirty Wars
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (b/w Broad & Broadway) in Lower Manhattan
Admission: Suggested Contribution: General Admission $10 | Students and Seniors $5

Dirty Wars (Rick Rowley, USA, 2013, 86 mins, English and Arabic with English Subtitles)

Dirty Wars is a 2013 American documentary film, which accompanies the book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill. In this Academy Award nominated film, ivestigative journalist Jeremy Scahill chases down the hidden truth behind America’s covert wars.

Dirty Wars traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the most secret and elite fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC “kill list,” even if the person is a U.S. citizen.

Doors open at 6:30pm

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RICHARD ROWLEY (director, cinematographer, editor, born in 1975). Over the course of fifteen years, Richard Rowley, co-founder of Big Noise Films, has made multiple award-winning documentary features including “Fourth World War” and “This Is What Democracy Looks Like”. His shorts and news reports are also regularly featured on and commissioned by leading outlets including Al Jazeera, BBC, CBC, CNN International, Democracy Now!, and PBS. Rowley is a co-founder of the Independent Media Center. Rowley has been a Pulitzer Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow, a Jerome Foundation Fellow, and a Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow.

JEREMY SCAHILL (producer, writer, born in 1974) is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Scahill has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe.

Scahill is a frequent guest on a wide array of programs, appearing regularly on The Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Democracy Now! He has also appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, BBC, al Jazeera, CNN, The NewsHour, and Bill Moyers Journal. Scahill has been twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book “Blackwater”.

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