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ANTHRAX WAR is an investigative documentary about the 2001 U.S. Anthrax Attacks, a trail of dead scientists and the dark secrets of germ war research.

The film begins in the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks when anthrax-laced letters, mailed to media offices in New York and to the U.S. Senate in Washington, spread fear and panic across the United States and beyond. Filmmaker Bob Coen probes troubling questions still surrounding the FBIs investigation of the 21st Centurys first act of biological terrorism.

The search for answers takes him from the United States to the United Kingdom, then to the edge of Siberia and Southern Africa and leads into an underworld in which leading scientists working with germs die under mysterious circumstances. The growing list includes Bruce Ivins, who the FBI claims was the only person behind the U.S. anthrax murders; Dr. David Kelly, the head of UK bio-defense; and Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, an important Soviet defector.

The filmmaker penetrates what he comes to call the biological warfare mafia and uncovers the development of terrifying new weapons genetically mutated germs, some with the ability to target specific ethnic groups. In a rare interview, the man known as Doctor Death, who headed South Africas apartheid-era biological warfare program that developed germs aimed at the countrys black population, reveals that he received help from the U.S. and U.K. The filmmaker also learns that some of these germs may be for sale on the black market today.

ANTHRAX WAR goes on to reveal how the 2001 Anthrax Attacks have spawned a $60 billion dollar Bio-defense boom in which biological weapons research is now being conducted, with little oversight, by corporations and private labs in possible violation of international treaties and U.S. law. The film underscores how fear of terrorism combined with the lure of extraordinary profits may be leading to a global germ war arms race that could be hurtling the planet toward catastrophe.

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A documentary adaptation Naomi Klein’s 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine. An investigation of disaster capitalism, based on Naomi Klein’s proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine vividly shows how disaster capitalism — the rapid-fire corporate re-engineering of societies still reeling from shock — did not begin with September 11, 2001.

The films traces its origins back fifty years, to the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, which produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today.

New, surprising connections are drawn between economic policy, shock and awe warfare and covert CIA-funded experiments in electroshock and sensory deprivation in the 1950s, research that helped write the torture manuals used today in Guantanamo Bay.

The Shock Doctrine follows the application of these ideas through our contemporary history, showing in riveting detail how well-known events of the recent past have been deliberate, active theaters for the shock doctrine, among them: Pinochet’s coup in Chile in 1973, the Falklands War in 1982, the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Asian Financial crisis in 1997 and Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

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