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Why we Fight

Synopsis
Eugene Jarecki’s award winning documentary examining how business has shaped American foreign policy since the end of World War II, a dangerous collusion described by President Eisenhower as the military-industrial complex. It skillfully juxtaposes archival footage, statistics, and commentary from numerous politicians, military historians, soldiers, and Iraqi civilians to examine the consequences of the American war machine, both at home and abroad.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2004
Notes
Broadcast on Channel 4 in the STORYVILLE strand on 8/6/2007
Subjects
Economics; History; Politics & government
Keywords
arms industries; economic issues; foreign policy; military history; United States of America; political history

Credits

Director
Eugene Jarecki

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£5.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
98 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Axiom Films International

Email
mail@axiomfilms.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7243 3111
Fax
020 7243 3152
Address
2nd Floor
87 Notting Hill Gate
London
W11 3JZ
Notes
Established in 1997, Axiom Films is a leading independent producer and distributor of cutting edge films, with a rapidly expanding library of high quality titles. Sale.
 

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