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Documentary film and discussion: Dirty Wars

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Part political thriller and part detective story, the documentary Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, on a gripping journey into the heart of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. What begins as a report into a U.S. night raid gone terribly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for the "kill list," including U.S. citizens. Drawn into the stories and lives of the people he meets along the way, Scahill is forced to confront the painful consequences of a war spinning out of control, as well as his own role as a journalist. Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name, leaving haunting questions about freedom and democracy, war and justice. Original score by the Kronos Quartet. (Partially subtitled) Official Web Site (

Co-writer and journalist Jeremy Scahill explores areas of intense conflict (

Director: Richard Rowley Cast: Jeremy Scahill Run Time: 1hr 26mins Please buy your tickets for the 5 pm screening online in advance as this will sell out:

Lets meet at the upstairs lobby about 4:30 pm. Following the screening, *Jeremy Scahill* will take questions. He'll also head over to Busboys and Poets ( 5th and K Street location right nearby to visit and talk with people who've seen the film and read his New York Times bestselling book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield.


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