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DOCVILLE 2017 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 21-29 maart 2018. Onderstaande informatie slaat op de editie van 2017.
DOCVILLE 2017 has passed, the next edition will be March 21-29th 2018. The information below refers to the 2017 edition.

Shadow World

Directed by Johan Grimonprez
Belgium, USA | 94 min. | English (Dutch, English subtitled)

De voorstelling wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek over wapenhandel met Andrew Feinstein, auteur van het boek Handelaren des doods waarop Shadow World gebaseerd is, enkel toegankelijk voor deelnemers aan de Davidfonds Academie @ DOCVILLE dag

In this artistic investigative documentary about the gloomy world of international arms trade filmmaker Johan Grimonprez (Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Double Take) seamlessly weaves talking heads, archival material and philosophical thoughts together. Shadow World is not only eye candy for the movie lover, but also an eye-opener and a wake-up call.

In this artistic investigative documentary about the gloomy world of international arms trade filmmaker Johan Grimonprez (Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Double Take) seamlessly weaves talking heads, archival material and philosophical thoughts together. Shadow World is not only eye candy for the movie lover, but also an eye-opener and a wake-up call. 
 
In the aftermath of a war rumors of bribery, conflicts of interest and unethical profiteering are surfacing time and again. A shady world of arms dealers, corruption, greed, bribery and dark back rooms. But also corrupt politicians, secret services, military commanders and world leaders whose moral compass is off course suddenly emerge. Their only objective seems to be prolonging the war and gaining profit, regardless of the human and moral costs and sacrifices
 
Based on testimonies of investigative journalists, arms dealers, lobbyists, politicians and insiders, Shadow World shows how the international arms trade is a threat to democracy. Not only in the countries where the weapons are actually used, but also in the West, where they are manufactured and come from.
 
Grimonprez delivers a powerful argument against this world of dark back rooms and a plea for more cooperation, openness and dialogue. As historian Howard Zinn once said, ‘War dominating our history does not mean it has to be part of our future.
 
 
Deze film maakt deel uit van de Davidsfonds Academie @ DOCVILLE dag. Deelnemers aan deze dag krijgen ook toegang tot de uitgebreide nabespreking van Andrew Feinstein, auteur van het boek waar Shadow World op gebasseerd is.
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Credits

Producer Emmy Oost
Cinematography Nicole Mackinlay Hahn
Music Karsten Fundal