Current & Upcoming Films
Fri,. March 9 - Thurs., March 15
In the late 20th Century the distinction between soldier and mercenary became blurred. The recent use of private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq has been more extensive than at any time in modern history. The brutal killing of four PMC employees in Fallujah in April 2004 made it clear that these “contractors” are not merely workers in a foreign land. But are the lives of such men the only thing at risk when we privatize warfare? Shadow Company explores the moral and ethical issues private military solutions create for PMC employees, for the Western governments who foot the bill for their salaries, and for everyday citizens like you. The filmmakers traveled the globe to expose all sides of the issue, interviewing PMC staff, owners and lobbyists, former mercenaries, academics, journalists and top authors. Official Website. 2006. Canada. Written & directed by Nick Bicanic and Jason Bourque.
FRIDAY NIGHT PANEL DISCUSSION after the 7:00 p.m. show with
filmmakers, commentators, and possibly, industry representatives.
No 9:00 p.m. show Fri, March 9.
"Takes a thorough and balanced look at the use of private security forces in Iraq and raises serious policy questions," -- U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
"An excellent and engaging primer." -- Hollywood Reporter