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.
Directed by Johan Grimonprez (“dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y”) and in part based on Corruption Watch UK founder Andrew Feinstein’s globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the film reveals how the international trade in weapons – with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents – fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering.
WIDEHOUSE presents a DILLYWOOD and LOUVERTURE FILMS production co-produced by ONOMATOPEE FILMS and FINAL CUT FOR REAL in association with BERTHA FOUNDATION FORK FILMS VITAL PROJECTS FUND ITVS RTBF TELEVISION BELGE BRITDOC CIRCLE ZAP-O-MATIK
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a JOHAN GRIMONPREZ film SHADOW WORLD based on the book “THE SHADOW WORLD” by ANDREW FEINSTEIN story by JOHAN GRIMONPREZ ANDREW FEINSTEIN director of photography NICOLE MACKINLAY HAHN edited by PER K. KIRKEGAARD PEDRO COLLANTES DIETER DIEPENDAELE original music by KARSTEN FUNDAL
co-executive producers DAVID MENSCHEL for VITAL PROJECTS FUND MICHAEL J. ZAK DONALD RUBIN JODIE EVANS MATTHEW PALEVSKY SUSAN ROCKEFELLER executive producers BERTHA FOUNDATION ABIGAIL DISNEY DANNY GLOVER DRISS BENYAKLEF SALLY JO FIFER WILBER LEGUEBE
co-produced by SIGNE BYRGE SØRENSEN EMMY OOST
produced by JOSLYN BARNES ANADIL HOSSAIN directed by JOHAN GRIMONPREZ