Rick Rowley's Dirty Wars follows Investigative Journalist Jeremy Schahill as he takes a candid look at America's ever-expanding covert war practices. What begins as a simple investigation becomes even more engrossing as Jeremy's unexpected journey to the truth leads him down a thrilling and quite frankly depressing road of discovery. Dirty Wars is an documentary that plays more like a mystery thriller, following Jeremy Scahill as he begins to dig for the truth. Using cinematography that is beautifully realized, the film creates a sense of unease and tension throughout the documentary which only makes the story hit harder on an emotionally level. This is not a film about political parties or political beliefs but rather the simple rights of humanity, capturing the circular motion of the war on terrorism and how desperation has made us forego basic human rights, along with checks and balances when dealing with these extremists. I think the most interesting aspect of Dirty Wars is how it captures the similarities between America's covert war and the actions of the terrorists themselves, making a convincing argument that they are more similar than the mainstream media would have us believe. Dirty Wars is a documentary made with style and substance that should be seem by all, it's intense, depressing, and almost guaranteed to make you angry.
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