Monday, February 13, 2006

Why We Fight: New Film Takes a Hard Look at the American War Machine From World War II to Iraq

(Won the 2005 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival)

Why We Fight: New Film Takes a Hard Look at the American War Machine From World War II to Iraq
by Amy Goodman
Democracy Now

Introduction:

A new film opening in theaters nationwide Friday takes a look at the American war machine over the past half century. "Why We Fight" looks at conflicts from World War II right up to the current war in Iraq to examine the political, economic and ideological reasons that drive American war policy. We play excerpts from the film and speak with award-winning director Eugene Jarecki.

To Watch, Listen, or Read the Report



Also:

BBC 4 Profile of Director Eugene Jarecki

Sony Site for the Film That Includes Previews/Trailers

5 comments:

Susannity! (Susanne) said...

yay! will look for it. I tried to find it online, on sundance channel, but the only way was to buy the dvd. I hope it plays in the seattle area!

Thivai Abhor said...

Let me know what you think... I'll probably have to get it on DVD?

Jean said...

I saw an interview with the director of this film, who was incredibly level-headed and articulate. Can't wait to see this.

Thivai Abhor said...

As is this interview--I was very impressed by Jarecki!

I'm also very interested in seeing the film--thanks Jean.

Susannity! (Susanne) said...

waaaa, i only found it playing at one small theater in downtown seattle and only tonight and tomrorow night which i can't do. waaaaa. =(