Movie is trash. I want my money back. Jeremy, you are an idiot. NATO 5.56 rounds from M4 carbine are not fabricated to be plucked out with a knife. The lead splinters upon penetration for max damage. Great sensationalism, though, Years in Iraq and you never heard of JSOC? Dude, what rock did you live under. JSOC is not the bad guys; nor are any of the US-mil warriors sent into harms way to protect the innocent. It is unfortunate that the blood of noncombatants is shed as we try to rid the earth of Jihadists who hide behind women and children. You ought to spend more time interviewing the families of lost JSOC warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice so you can enjoy the freedom to publish this trash. Your time would be better served.
This is absolutely hands down the best documentary I have ever seen and my life. Jeremy you are a genius and this other guy what's his name is Sean who wrote that stupid review of your very truthful and to the point movie. Dirty wars is actually the best movie I have ever seen. Maybe now a lot of people will finally see the truth about an our Obama administration. People like sean who don't know what they are talking about need to just keep their stupid comments to themselves. Thank you very much for your time and devotion. Ilove ypu!
Really question the directors motives I spent the 90's and 2000's doing the work this man derides. Maybe he should spend some time getting shot at while trying to protect school children. From the very men he says we are blowing their intention out of the pale. Sorry serve first then I might listen its easy behind the badge of a journalist .
HEART WRENCHING I didn't see where it stated the caliber of the bullets or the type of weapons as stated in a couple reviews, but as in all information it should be researched & CONFIRMED. I think it is & has been, for some time, known our gov. is less than truthful. Stunning to see the effects as great on others which puts our own betrayals from our gov. in perspective. Wish we could all come together and help get this country back to what is was meant to be. A shame we "let" a few RULE the massive without consequences.
This guy is retarded!! For one he is in a war zone and he has no idea what jsoc is? Also jsoc in not a unit as he states its a combination of units from all of the services with quite a few more than the couple thousand he states. Next women and children can be soldiers too ask the guys that went to somalia or Honduras for ahuas tara 1 & 2. Also we have been going into other countries for a long time without declaring war IE: Grenda,Panama,Kosovo,Boliva 88, and op prime chance from 87-88 and I sure don't remember war being declared. And if there was a hit on Al-Awlaki by sp ops, he would have been gone along time ago. This guy is awful!!
Our gov'T is not what it portrays to be Jeremy Scahill is an amazing investigative journalist who has proven himself time and time again. A true power of the people of the world. This film shows the truth of the drone war and Americas quest on its so called war on terror. Rowley with his amazing film work along with Scahills reporting keeps you on the edge of your seat. Boy do we love war... war on drugs, war on cancer, war on literacy, war on crime, war on poverty...
It takes guts to be a Real Journalist Contrary to blinded patriotic hawks, Jeremy Skahill, as a very young (true) journalist, had nothing to gain by revealing, documenting America's atrocities throughout the world. Kudos Jeremy.
Deeply disturbing, must see! This documentary depicts/details many of the same atrocities committed by the American govt/related participants that are revealed in the book of the same name. It seems well researched and is eye-opening. Sad. Deeply disturbing. Time well spent.
Great awakening!! Very thoughful and eye opening documentary. So many promises and so many lies. No respect at all for the santity of your home or your life. How sad to see how far and overreaching are the tentaculs of the USA
Garbage If a 5.56 round can be plucked out with a knife, shoot me. Less damage than a BB gun. Afghani's have been in a state of war for 40 yrs. First Soviets, then each other. All those idiots will shut up when these jihadists start blowing up your starbucks.
Good Documentary This documentary is very well documented and definitely gets you to ask questions. i am just kinda bummed that there is no ending to this like a real movie. lol. sadly it almost seems like reality and is hard to believe. gonna have to do my research and see whether or not this is all based on facts. The documentary is definitely interesting
Very well done Perfect balance of actual footage/interviews and reenactments. Very interesting topic and gives a raw insight into the corrupt decision-making involved in relations between the US and the Middle East. Will be looking out for more from this guy.
AnotherBias Doc Seems there are more facts based on stories and theories than real facts. Another person trying to make a name for himself while smearing all the good the US does to keep peace around the world. Where is Alex Jones here?
Another guy with a camera wants to make a movie. Do your research first. He obviously came in with a predetermined point of view. This isn't for anyone who is looking for research, its for people who want to entertain already made decisions.
Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. Korengal explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. As one soldier cheers when he kills an enemy fighter, another looks into the camera and asks if God will ever forgive him for all of the killing he has done. As one soldier grieves the loss of his friend in combat, another explains why he misses the war now that his deployment has ended, and admits he would go back to the front line in a heartbeat. Every bit as intense and affecting as Restrepo, Korengal goes a step further in bringing the war into people's living rooms back home.
Equal parts infuriating and illuminating, THE KILL TEAM looks at the devastating moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield's pleas went unheeded. Left on his own and with threats to his life, Private Winfield was himself drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever.
From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris.
The Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of AfghanistanÍs most hostile valleys. The film culminates with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the countryÍs complex terrain where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before. Two embedded journalists, a father and son, bravely followed the troops through the fiercest and most blood-soaked battlegrounds of the conflict. What resulted is an intensely raw feature film experience that will give audiences a deeply emotional and authentic view of the heroism at the center of this gripping story.
Susan Retik and Patti Quigley were two ordinary soccer moms living in the affluent suburbs of Boston until the tragedy of September 11 struck. Rather than turn inward, grief compelled these women to focus on empowering widows in the country where the terrorists who took their husbands' lives were trained: Afghanistan.
As Susan and Patti make the courageous journey from their comfortable neighborhoods to the most desperate Afghan villages, they discover a powerful bond with each other, an unlikely kinship with widows halfway around the world, and a profound way to move beyond tragedy. From the ruins of the World Trade Center to Kabul and back, Beyond Belief is a journey of personal strength, international reconciliation and a testament to the vision that peace can be forged... one woman at a time.
The award winning crowd pleaser that pays tribute to the inspirational true stories of the backup singers who shaped some of the most iconic songs of our time. Featuring Springsteen, Jagger, Sting, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and more.
Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, After Spring is a feature documentary about the Syrian refugee crisis. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in the Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide whether or not they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.
Growing up in the heart of the Black Civil Rights resistance, Rice came of age amidst violence and racial oppression; "it was awful", she recalls. It was her "unusual relationship" with Republican candidate George Bush that was to skyrocket her career. Following the attacks on September 11th 2001, she endorsed "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as water boarding in an attempt to obtain information that would justify an invasion, driven blindly forward by Bush's ideals. "I think it was recognized by Condoleezza Rice that they had made a pact with the Devil." From the little girl who wanted to be a concert pianist to the woman accused of war crimes, this doc is a startling portrait of a life led by opportunism at any cost.
Killer whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants, yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who — unlike any orca in the wild — has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. Blackfish expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.
Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary. By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CODEGIRL follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world’s fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10K to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way.
Available same day as theatrical release. Academy Award winner Errol Morris, using declassified memos, guides the notorious Don Rumsfeld through a historical and provocative discussion examining his career, philosophy and complex legacy.
Air Guitar Nation chronicles the birth of the U.S. Air Guitar Championships as legions of aspiring rock stars live out their dreams on a quest to become the world champion in a strange world where musical ability plays second fiddle to virtual virtuosity.
As the film un-reels, two aspiring rock legends strum and strut their way towards glory and the coveted national title. C. Diddy (David Jung), a samurai warrior clad in a "Hello Kitty" breast plate and red kimono, emerges as an early favorite. But his arch nemesis from the Lower East Side, Björn Türoque (Dan Crane), is not far behind. While C. Diddy threatens to unleash his self-professed "Asian Fury" on his competitors, Björn vows to take Diddy down. As the film reaches its climax, the future of Air hangs in the balance; will Björn's technical prowess, stage presence, and airness be enough to take him to the top, or will C. Diddy conquer all to become America's first supreme being of air guitar? Full of triumph and disappointment, patriotic spirit and political tension - and, of course, invisible guitars - AIR GUITAR NATION and filmmaker Alexandra Lipsitz take audiences on an inspiring, exhilarating, and ultimately hilarious journey that delves deep to find out what it truly takes to become the best in the world and find the inner meaning of the chant, "Make Air, Not War."
In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a Country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals and winning an Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, The Act of Killing is an unprecedented film.
Spanish Lake is a bold and unflinching documentary on 'white flight' in the area of Spanish Lake, Missouri, a post WW2 suburb. The town experiences rapid economic decline and population turnover due to racism and governmental policies which support the white exodus. The themes of the film parallel America's growing political divide, racial tension, and rise of anti-government sentiment.
CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving unprecedented access to Edward Snowden as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.
Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland, but to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. As they ride their skateboards, go to football practice, and arm wrestle their fathers, they are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over. But faced with unfortunate circumstances -- an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment -- adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive. With no road map and all evidence to the contrary, they cling to the hope that hard work will be rewarded and even they can live the American dream. Spending a year with these boys and their families, homegrown Missouri filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo craft a tale that is cinematically rich and exquisitely intimate, and put a human face on rural poverty in a respectful and artistic way. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, RICH HILL is an irresistibly moving examination of the challenges, hopes and dreams of rural America's youth.