Say what you will about the Academy Awards (“They’re a joke,” or, “They’re rigged,” for instance), but at least they got a few big nominations correct this year. Most notably, journalist Jeremy Scahill received an Oscar nod for his feature-length documentary Dirty Wars.
The film was based on Scahill’s book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, and follows him as he travels to various Middle Eastern countries investigating the aftermath of several United States military operations that left civilians dead.
Thus far, Dirty Wars has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, especially for its peeling back the curtain on the government’s cover-up of civilian deaths and the assassination of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. Throughout the film, Scahill interviews CIA agents, military generals, and warlords supported by the United States.
Scahill recently left his post as a Nation writer to join up with Glenn Greenwald‘s new journalism outfit, First Look Media, set to launch some time this year.
Watch the film’s HD trailer below:
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org