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Dirty Wars

LSE Arts public film screening & Q&A

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2013 
Time: 6-8pm 
Venue: New Theatre, East Building
Speaker: Jeremy Scahill
Chair: Dr James Strong

Dirty Wars, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Cinematography award, follows the reporting on a US night raid gone wrong in an Afghan village with journalist Jeremy Scahill discovering a cover-up by an elite military unit. What follows is an international investigation into America's expanding covert wars.

The Dirty Wars film screening will be followed by a Q&A with the investigative reporter, screenwriter and producer of the film, Jeremy Scahill. This film is described by Glenn Greenwald, formely of The Guardian, as '"one of the most important political films of the last 20 years".

Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of books, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, the basis for this documentary, and the best selling Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He has previously worked as a producer and correspondent for Democracy Now! and has reported for many newspapers worldwide. He is currently a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Dirty Wars opens in cinemas and is available on itunes from 29 November.

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This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043. 


A podcast of this event is available to download from Dirty Wars

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