WED OCT 12 I 6:45PM I HARBOURFRONT CENTRE THEATRE
THURS OCT 13 I 6:30PM I STUDIO THEATRE
DOCUMENTARY I BELGIUM/DENMARK 2016 I 94 MINS. I ENGLISH, SPANISH, ARABIC
Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on Andrew Feinstein’s acclaimed book “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade”, Shadow World takes an inside look at how the billion dollar international arms trade is manipulating global interests, corrupting democracy and placing profit over human lives. Told through gripping expert interviews and provocative archival footage, this film investigates some of history’s largest global arms deals to reveal a legacy of bribery and officials acting above the law. One of the most important films you’ll watch this year, Shadow World shows how an illicit culture of war profiteering is destroying our world today.
Join us after the screening for a panel and Q&A with Andrew Feinstein, author of the acclaimed book “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade.” Stay and learn more about the how the global arms trade is promoting war and what you can do to change it.
Plus visit the CONVERSATION ROOM after the film and turn your passion into action. Stop in for coffee and snacks, discuss the issues, sign petitions, find volunteer opportunities and become more knowledgeable about the things you care about.
Johan Grimonprez (born 1962) is a Belgian multimedia artist, filmmaker, and curator. After studying cultural anthropology, he went on to complete his studies in photography and mixed media at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. Grimonprez earned an MFA in Video & Mixed Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 1993, Grimonprez was admitted to the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and later attended the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, Netherlands. Johan Grimonprez is represented by Sean Kelly Gallery (New York) and Galerie Kamel Mennour (Paris).
Producers: Anadil Hossain, Joslyn Barnes
Editors: Pedro Collantes, Dieter Diependaele, Per K. Kirkegaard
Writers: Andrew Feinstein, Johan Grimonprez
Cinematographer: Nicole Mackinlay Hahn
Production Company: Dillywood, Louverture Films