Director: Johan Grimonprez
Cinematographer: Nicole Mackinlay Hahn
Language: Arabic, English, Spanish with English subtitles

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Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade  the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. The film unravels a number of the worlds largest and most corrupt arms deals through those involved in perpetrating and investigating them. It illustrates why this trade accounts for almost 40% of all corruption in global trade, and how it operates in a parallel legal universe, in which the national security elite who drive it are seldom prosecuted for their often illegal actions. Shadow World posits alternatives through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as through the voice of Eduardo Galeano who contributed selections from his stories for the film.

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