DIRTY WARS, 86min
DIRECTOR: Richard Rowley
SCREENWRITER: Jeremy Scahill, David Riker
PRODUCER: Anthony Arnove, Brenda Coughlin, Jeremy Scahill
EDITOR: Richard Rowley
CAST: Jeremy Scahill
Last week, during the start of the Dallas International Film Festival, Red Carpet Crash film critic Nathan Ligon got the unique opportunity to speak to foreign war reporter Jeremy Scahill about his new film Dirty Wars. The conversation was a deep, opinionated, and impassioned one that I think you will find a bit eye opening. I hope you enjoy this interview and that you will check out ‘Dirty Wars’ when it hits theaters this June.
It’s the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement. Prior to 9/11, it was customary for America to sound a formal declaration of war on a given country before attacking. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government–condoned torture occur in hidden corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the most secret and elite fighting force in U.S. history, exposing covert 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.
Director Richard Rowley takes us on a chilling ride with fearless whistle-blower Scahill. DIRTY WARS is a battle cry for the soul and conscience of an America few of us know exists.