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Source:  Independent Lens

From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair, “Shadow World” reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.

Directed by Johan Grimonprez (“dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y”), the film is based on “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade,” the acclaimed book by Andrew Feinstein.

The documentary explores how governments, their militaries and intelligence agencies, defense contractors, arms dealers and agents are inextricably intertwined with the international trade in weapons, and how that trade fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracies, and creates human suffering.

“Shadow World” premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, November 20 on PBS. It will be available for online viewing on the Independent Lens website beginning November 21.

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