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Dirty Wars (2013)

  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 150 votes 
  • Genre: Documentary | Drama
  • Release Date: 7 June 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 90 min
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  • IMDb page: Dirty Wars (2013)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 150 votes 
  • Genre: Documentary | Drama
  • Release Date: 7 June 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Filming Location: Yemen
  • Gross: $63,504 (USA) (7 June 2013)
  • Director: Rick Rowley
  • Stars: Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: David Harrington   

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • David Riker  writer
  • Jeremy Scahill  writer

Known Trivia

    Plot: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. Full summary » |  »

    Story: Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the hidden world of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond. With a strong cinematic style, the film blurs the boundaries of documentary and fiction storytelling. Part action film and part detective story, Dirty Wars is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time. What begins as a report on a deadly U.S. night raid in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams “find, fix, and finish” their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No … Written byAnonymous

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Anthony Arnove known as producer
    • Brenda Coughlin known as producer
    • Scott Roth known as executive producer
    • Jeremy Scahill known as producer
    • Jess Search known as executive producer
    • Jacqueline Soohen known as associate producer
    • Lauren Sutherland known as assistant producer
    • Randall Wallace known as executive producer
    • Sandra Whipham known as executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Nasser Al Aulaqi known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Saleha Al Aulaqi known as Herself – Interviewee
    • Muqbal Al Kazemi known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Abdul Rahman Barman known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Saleh Bin Fareed known as Himself – Interviewee (as Sheikh Saleh Bin Fareed)
    • Andrew Exum known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Abdul Ghafoor known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Philip Giraldi known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Matthew Hoh known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Patrick Lang known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Emile Nakhleh known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Malcolm Nance known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Mohamed Qanyare known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Mohammed Sabir known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Jeremy Scahill known as (voice)
    • Anthony Allen Shaffer known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Hajji Sharabuddin known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Abdulelah Haider Shaye known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Hugh Shelton known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Yusuf Mohamed Siad known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Jerome Starkey known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Mohammed Tahir known as Himself – Interviewee
    • Ron Wyden known as Himself – Interviewee




    Production Companies:

    • Big Noise Films
    • Civic Bakery

    Other Companies:

    • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  thanks
    • Bertha Foundation, The  funding
    • Build It Green Gowanus  thanks
    • C-SPAN Archives  thanks
    • C5 Sound  thanks
    • Center for Constitutional Rights  thanks
    • Center for Investigative Reporting  thanks
    • Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation  funding
    • Democracy Now  thanks
    • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
    • Home Box Office (HBO)  thanks
    • Kindle Project  funding
    • Skywalker Sound  post-production sound services
    • Sundance Institute Creative Producing Lab  special thanks
    • Sundance Institute Documentary Fund  funding
    • Vital Projects Fund  funding
    • Wallace Global Fund  funding

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    • Madman Entertainment (2013) (Australia) (all media)
    • IFC Films (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Sundance Selects (2013) (USA) (theatrical)



    Other Stuff

    Visual Effects by:

    • Ben Baker known as digital executive producer
    • Brandon Bussinger known as DI director of technology
    • Brian Reali known as DI senior producer
    • David Rowley known as digital intermediate technical direction and finishing



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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