WHY WE FIGHT - A Film by Eugene Jarecki
WHY WE FIGHT
, the new film by Eugene Jarecki which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, is an unflinching look at the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal histories with commentary by a "who's who" of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, William Kristol, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, WHY WE FIGHT launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire.
Inspired by Dwight Eisenhower's legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase "military industrial complex"), filmmaker Jarecki (THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER) surveys the scorched landscape of a half-century's military adventures, asking how - and telling why - a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war.Why We Fight - Film site - synopsisSPECIAL LINKS TO RELATED POSTS INSIDE THIS BLOG:MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXDR. HELEN CALDICOTT AND THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
OTHER LINKS:Article about WHY WE FIGHT in VANITY FAIR magazine - 6.9 MB PDFWhy We Fight - Film siteIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Sundance Film FestivalSundance Channel - Interview with Eugene JareckiSilverdocs - Documentary coverage Film trailer