The Williams Lake Film Club will screen Dirty Wars on Tuesday at the Gibraltar Room.

The Williams Lake Film Club will screen Dirty Wars on Tuesday at the Gibraltar Room.

Film club screens Dirty Wars

We are slowly coming to the end of our season, which will be on May 6 with the Reel Paddling Film Festival, World Tour 2014.

We are  slowly coming to the end of our season, which will be on May 6 with the Reel Paddling Film Festival, World Tour 2014.

In the meantime we have three films left.

On Tuesday, April 8, we will show Dirty Wars at the Gibraltar Room, at 7 p.m.

The film runs for 86 minutes. Language is mostly English with subtitles when required, countries are U.S.A., Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Somalia, and Yemen.

Dirty Wars is a documentary which opened to big acclaim and then winning two awards at the Sundance Film Festival last year.

In the meantime it had also been nominated for an Oscar for best documentary and received more than 30 other awards.

Despite all of the accolades and  the interviews on TV, you still might not remember ever having heard of this film. And there just might be a reason for that.

Many young people nowadays have grown up with the War on Terror. They have become quite used to the news of drone attacks, shootings and bombings in various parts of the world. These are not really wars, more like counter attacks. Jeremy Scahill is a prominent investigative journalist who promised families of victims of such  counter attacks to bring their stories back to the U.S.

With his documentary, Scahill shows us there is a dirty secret behind the accepted saying – War on Terror. It means that all bets are off and almost anything goes. Within the framework of War on Terror the U.S. and their supporters do not have to actually declare war, instead they defend themselves with drone strikes, night raids and U.S. government targeted killings in corners across the globe, killing untold numbers of civilians. There is such an abundance of confusion, misinformation and disorganization in general reporting of these continuous counter attacks  that we most often do not know anymore who and where these enemies are. And the most difficult question arises, do we even care by now?

Scahill, who is the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Mercenary Army, traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, now the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC “kill list,” not even U.S. citizens.

Director Richard Rowley and writer-producer Scahill’s Dirty Wars is a chilling battle cry for the soul and conscience of an America (and their allies) few of us know exists.

Their documentary is playing like a high-octane thriller, leaving you breathless and on the edge of your seat.

Gibraltar’s back doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Regular admission is $9, for Film Club members $8, and $6 for seniors and students.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

School District 27 (SD27) issued notice Thursday, Feb. 25 of a COVID-19 exposure at Mountview Elementary School. (Angie Mindus photo)
School district reports positive COVID-19 case in Williams Lake elementary school

A letter went home to families of Mountview Elementary School

The City of Williams Lake is asking for public feedback on whether it should explore the opportunity to host a Greater Metro Hockey League team in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
City of Williams Lake seeks feedback on hosting junior hockey league team

A league expansion application in Quesnel is also pending

A rainbow shining on Kelowna General Hospital on May 12, 2020 International Nurses Day. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
New COVID cases trending down in Interior Health

24 new cases reported Thursday, Feb. 25, death at Kelowna General Hospital

LADDER USED IN FIRE FIGHT: While smoke billows out of the second floor of the Maple Leaf Hotel, members of the Williams Lake Volunteer Fire Department fight to contain the blaze. The department was called out Tuesday morning to battle the blaze that wreaked havoc on the interior of the 57-year-old hotel. One man, Harold Hurst of Riske Creek, died in the fire. (Ernest Engemoen photo - Williams Lake Tribune, April 12, 1977)
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Ladder used in fire fight

The department was called out Tuesday morning to battle the blaze

Provincial funding in the amount of $300,000 has been announced for the Cariboo Regional District’s plans to improve the Anahim Lake Airport runway. (CRD photo)
$300,000 provincial funding to fuel Anahim Lake Airport runway upgrade

The recovery grant is one of 38 announced to support jobs in rural communities

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
B.C. reports 10 additional deaths, 395 new COVID-19 cases

The majority of new coronavirus infections were in the Fraser Health region

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A new survey has found that virtual visits are British Columbian’s preferred way to see the doctor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
Majority of British Columbians now prefer routine virtual doctor’s visits: study

More than 82% feel virtual health options reduce wait times, 64% think they lead to better health

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

The missing camper heard a GSAR helicopter, and ran from his tree well waving his arms. File photo
Man trapped on Manning mountain did nearly everything right to survive: SAR

The winter experienced camper was overwhelmed by snow conditions

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen, all 20, drown in the Sooke River in February 2020. (Contributed photos)
Coroner confirms ‘puddle jumping’ in 2020 drowning deaths of 3 B.C. men

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen pulled into raging river driving through nearby flooding

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay doctor shares experience contracting COVID-19

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Ashley Paxman, 29, is in the ICU after being struck by a vehicle along Highway 97 Feb. 18, 2021. She remains in critical condition. (GoFundMe)
Okanagan woman in ICU with broken bones in face after being struck by car

She remains in serious condition following Feb. 18 incident

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off March 5.
Women in Film Festival features two B.C. filmmakers

The 16th annual festival kicks off March 5, 2021

Most Read