While American airwaves are crowded with talk of a new world war, narrated by generals and filmed from the noses of bombs, the human face of war is rarely seen. The Fourth World War weaves together the images and voices of the war on the ground – from the front lines of struggles in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, ‘the North’ from Seattle to Genova, and the ‘War on Terror’ in New York and Iraq. The product of over two years of filming, The Fourth World War is a new kind of film for a new world. The intensity and immediacy of its images are beyond anything the mainstream media can shoot, the intimacy and passion of its stories are beyond anything it can feel. Narrated by Tony Award winner Suheir Hammad and Singer Michael Franti of Spearhead, it is a radical story of hope and human connection in the face of a war that shatters and divides. “THE FOURTH WORLD WAR is a daring, courageous, heart-pounding intervention against empire. It heralds a remarkable, inspiring cinematic achivement that completely reprograms the vectors of politically engaged documentary to protest the new face of war in the 21st century. It fights the new endless war without end with megadoses of guts and hope.” – Patricia R. Zimmermann, author, States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies “Passionate, euphoric, contagious. . . It is our worlds against their system.” – IDFA, Amsterdam
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