Dirty Wars - a secret army. A war without end. A journalist determined to uncover the truth

Event Date: 
Sat, 22/02/2014 - 20:45
106 Nicholson Street, Coburg, Melbourne

 Film Screening: Dirty Wars
Fundraiser for the 2014 Swan Island Peace Convergence. This new documentary was sold out the Melbourne Film Festival.  Outdoor screening, please BYO chair/rug/cushion.  Free screening, but donations invited- suggested $15/$10.  More information: Simon Moyle 0402 857 915.

Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. Part political thriller and part detective story, Dirty Wars is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time.

What begins as a report into a U.S. night raid gone terribly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams “find, fix, and finish” their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for the “kill list,” including U.S. citizens.

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.