17 November - 20 November, 2016
Various locations in Amsterdam (De Balie, Stedelijk, IDFA, EYE Museum)
Flatland is proud to announce the screening at IDFA of ‘Shadow World’, the new film of visual artist Johan Grimonprez on the truth behind wars, armtrade, corruption and politicians.
See for the astonishing trailers here (uploaded by Louverture Films):
See for the astonishing trailers here (uploaded by the San Francisco Film Society):
See for the astonishing trailers here (uploaded by Top Documentaries):
Thursday 17 November: ‘SHADOW WORLD’ location: IDFA/Stedelijk @EYE Filmmuseum/Tuschinski (SOLD OUT)!
Official launch ‘SHADOW WORLD‘. Conversations with journalist DANA LINSSEN on ‘SHADOW WORLD’ vs ‘BLUE ORCHIDS’, ‘EVERY DAY WORDS DISAPPEAR | MICHAEL HARDT ON THE POLITICS OF LOVE’ and ‘RAYMOND TALLIS ON TICKLING’.
Friday 18 November: ‘dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y’. Location: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Saturday 19 November: ‘dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y’. Location: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Saturday 19 November: ‘SHADOW WORLD’. Location: De Balie, Amsterdam
Sunday 20 November: fragments from ‘BLUE ORCHIDS’ at Stedelijk. Conversations with Thomas Elsaesser 2 – 4 pm
SHADOW WORLD is a cinematic documentary that 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 artist/filmmaker Johan Grimonprez (‘dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y’), the film is in part based on the acclaimed book “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade,” by Corruption Watch-UK founder Andrew Feinstein. The making of the film turned out to be intricate; a labyrinthine of facts and data tangled with precaution.
‘BLUE ORCHIDS’ is the title of the first version of SHADOW WORLD and as such, important for the whole story of the arms trade.