2016 | USA/Belgium/Denmark | 94 Minutes

The film unravels a number of the world’s 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.

Ultimately SHADOW WORLD reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how weapons of war are turned against citizens of liberal democracies and how the trade decreases rather than enhances security for us all.

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Film Information

Country: USA/Belgium/Denmark

Production year: 2016

Running time: 94 minutes

Director: Johan Grimonprez

Language: English

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