Behind the Oscar Docs: Dirty Wars

Monday, February 17, 2014

Today we wrap up our annual series on Oscar nominated documentaries. We spoke with the filmmakers behind all five films over the past week: The Square (Wednesday); 20 Feet from Stardom (Thursday); An Act of Killing (Friday); Dirty Wars (Monday).

Jeremy Scahill and Richard Rowley talk about their new documentary Dirty Wars. Scahill, who is an investigative journalist (and editor with the new project The Intercept), is a writer for the documentary, based on his book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield. Rowley is director, cinematographer, and editor for the film. Scahill and Rowley discuss their expose of the War on Terror.


Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
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Comments [7]

Taher from Croton on Hudson

Is there anything positive that comes out of this crazy strategy? Case in point, much of Central America is a crime-ridden region with drug gangs in charge. Drug gangs infiltrating US political and business institutions and society. Money laundering through various US based shill companies and so on. In the wake of many dead by this strategy hatred for Americans is at an all time high.

Feb. 17 2014 11:17 AM
Orin from Queens

This movie is available to watch on Netflix Instant right now. I don't know if this URL will be allowed, but here goes:

Feb. 17 2014 11:09 AM
jane from nyc

Why did your deep throat agree to talk to you at all? What was his motivation?

Feb. 17 2014 11:05 AM
Aaron Zebrook from BROOKLYN


Feb. 17 2014 11:03 AM

Has President Obama seen your film or read Jeremy's book?

Feb. 17 2014 11:03 AM
john from office

Brave reporters, noble and good v. Military and real soldiers.

The Brave and noble people here are the soldiers, not the spectators, looking for fame.

Not one question about the soldiers, all about the reporters.

Feb. 17 2014 11:02 AM
Nicholas Wolfson from Manhattan, New York

Here is a painting I painted a couple of months ago, inspired by Jeremy Scahill's film which I saw in Manhattan late last summer.

Feb. 17 2014 10:57 AM

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