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88 Ratings

Why We Fight

Directed by Eugene Jarecki
Canada, United Kingdom, 2005


Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki’s shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

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Why We Fight Directed by Eugene Jarecki

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2005 | 2 wins including: Documentary (Grand Jury Prize)

Writers Guild of America

2007 | Nominee: Documentary Screenplay Award

International Documentary Association

2005 | Nominee: Feature Documentaries

What are people saying?

  • Andre Rehal's rating of the film Why We Fight

    A great doc that examines the business of war. Although it is general in the information it imparts it provides a good basis for further investigation into the influence of corporations, military or otherwise and their collusion within the US government.

  • Greg's rating of the film Why We Fight

    Dated critique of the U.S. War in Iraq. It has an aspect that analyzes the business forces and the control of corporate interests over military policy, which is the most interesting part of the movie. But the idea that there was some connection between the attacks of September 11, 2001 have long been discredited (although even at the time I only knew a very few people that beloved that there was such a connection).

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