Why We Fight

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On DVD/VOD: June 20, 2006

PG-13 | 1h 38m | Documentary

Inspired by Dwight Eisenhower’s legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase “military industrial complex”), filmmaker Jarecki surveys the scorched landscape of a half-century’s military adventures, asking how – and telling why – a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war.

The film moves beyond the headlines of various American military operations to the deeper questions of why – why does America fight? What are the forces – political, economic, ideological – that drives them to fight against an ever-changing enemy?
Director: Eugene Jarecki
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Producer(s): Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman
Cast: Wilton Sekzer, William Solomon, Karen Kwiatkowski, Anh Duong
Writer(s): Eugene Jarecki
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/

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