Anthrax War

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Co-produced with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and ARTE-France

An investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks and the rise of today's bio-military industrial complex. 

 

Shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, anthrax-laced letters were mailed to offices of media outlets in New York City and Florida, and to the U. S. Senate in Washington DC, creating an atmosphere of fear across the United States and beyond. The filmmakers question the official story surrounding the FBI investigation of this instance of biological terrorism and embark on a global journey to uncover what some have called the “international bio-weapons mafia.”

 

Broadcast internationally, it was nominated for the 2009 Prix Europa for Outstanding Current Affairs Program. It also screened at the IDFA Documentary Film festival in Amsterdam, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Greece, the Tri-Continental Film Festival in South Africa and at the Frontline Club in London.