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Feature-lenght films, documentaries, and TV series featuring Private Military Companies and Private Security Companies are relatively a new arrival. As such, for the time being there are not so many of them widely available and/or for free distribution. In this light, besides the items listed here also check our selection of clips at YouTube and LiveLeak (click on the links below).

 
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Blood Diamond. Set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped 1990s Sierra Leone, "Blood Diamond" is the story of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories and their circumstances are as different as any can be—until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives: http://blooddiamondmovie.warnerbros.com/

- Buy the DVD now: (US) click here / (UK) click here

- 'Diamond' trades on action and star appeal. By Ty Burr, Boston Globe, December 8, 2006: TEXT

Why We Fight. This is the documentary that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring John McCain, Gore Vidal, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Richard Perle and others, the film launches a inquiry perspective into the workings of the military industrial complex.

Force Provision. Produced and directed by Allie Tyler, Force Provision is a straight forward documentary about the commercial provision of defense and security services as this relates to policy, military institutions, public consent of foreign engagements and necessary responsible oversight.

- Download the film's Directory: click here

Iraq for Sale. A film by the controversial director Robert Greenwald, who takes you inside a view of the lives of people who have been changed forever as a result of the reconstruction of Iraq. http://iraqforsale.org/

To watch the Iraq For Sale's bonus scene: Blackwater, check our Playlists at YouTube

- Watch it now: video download (DVD-quality PC File / TiVo "Best Quality" File): click here

• Route Irish | Security contractors can abuse and be abused without a trace. Ken Loach's new film, Route Irish, explores the private security sector. Its screenwriter details findings that perturbed him. By Paul Laverty, The Guardian, March 6, 2011: TEXT

Shadow Company. A feature-length documentary by Nick Bicanic and Jason Bourque that reveals the origins and destinations of modern-day mercenaries. Who are these security contractors? What do they do? Why do they do it? Visit the film's website and watch the trailer! Go to the Forums page for access to their discussion page: http://www.shadowcompanythemovie.com/

To watch Shadow Company clips and trailers, browse our Playlists at YouTube

State of Play. Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast, including Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams & Helen Mirren in the blistering thriller about deception, manipulation, corruption, and security contractors: http://www.universalstudiosentertainment.com/state-of-play/

The Unit. TV series from CBS following a fictional covert Special Forces team operating outside the usual military chain of command, risking their lives on undercover missions at home and abroad. A subplot in the series emerged (and died) dealing with the activities of Blackthorn, a fictional private military company poaching personnel from The Unit. click here

War Inc. Action comedy starring John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Dan Ackroyd, and Sir Ben Kingsley: http://www.firstlookstudios.com/films/warinc/ | http://www.warthefilm.com/

 
 
 
 

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