Shadow World film: press

Shadow World: Oorlog is big business.

Robrecht Vanderbeeken,

October 19, 2016

“Shadow World”: The War Documentary the U.S. Government Doesn’t Want You to See.  A new film chronicles America’s role in the international arms trade.

Jen Yamato, The Daily Beast

October 11, 2016

“Feinstein wrote Shadow World…He then collaborated with the brilliant director Johan Grimonprez, who produced a riveting documentary in a style that draws attention at movie festivals”

John Matisonn, The Daily Maverick

June 16, 2016

“A new film about the world arms trade merges two artistic styles and creates a political cinematic masterpiece. …Facts revealed in the film are devastating while presented in a creative artistic style.”

Bill Meyer, Hollywood Progressive

June 16, 2016

“With leaders all over the world on the take for millions, the defense industry has spawned a global business that profits from war…”


April 25, 2016

“Tribeca is a gold mine of hair-raising and darkly comic non-fiction looks at awful situations that long ago took on a destructive life of their own. Here’s another. Director Johan Grimonprez examines the genesis of the arms industry and the way it mutated into the indestructible hydra it is today. Journalists like Jeremy Scahill and Chris Hedges are on tap to point out that we now live in a constant state of war, while archival footage shows Cheney and Rumsfeld smiling as they plant the seeds.”

Metro: Matt Prigge

May 4, 2016

“Johan Grimonprez Shines a Light on a Corrupt ‘Shadow World’”

Blouin ArtInfo: Craig Hubert

May 4, 2016

“Making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary “Shadow World” would have to be one of the contenders to grab the best documentary award.”

Big Picture Sound: David Kempler

May 4, 2016

“The impressive list of high-ranking people in the areas of weapons manufacturing, arms dealing and military leadership who agreed to talk to Grimonprez, also including interviews with reporters and peace activists, and backed up with over 12 years of research and investigation from Feinstein’s book, make the documentary an uncompromising exposure of what is really behind the arms trade business.”

CineEurope, Paraskevi Karageorgu

May 4, 2016

“This documentary blew me away”

WBAI Radio/Niteshifts: Mike Sargent

May 4, 2016

“Excellent film. Provocative and disturbing.”

WBAI Radio ‘Arts Express’: Prairie Miller

May 4, 2016

“…argues, with alarming plausibility, that we have privatized the function of war”

Documentary, Pat Aufderheide

May 4, 2016