Blue OrchidsJohan Grimonprez, 2017
#Fake Me Hard
With a disturbing double portrait, Johan Grimonprez shines a light on the dark world of the global arms trade. By interviewing both Chris Hedges, a former war correspondent for the New York Times, and arms dealer Riccardo Privitera, a clear and shocking image of the war industry emerges from two paradoxical perspectives. Both men are tormented by their activities, but where one dedicates his life to the unmasking of lies, the other depends on lies for his very existence. It gradually becomes clear that the arms trade could not exist without human deceit and hypocrisy, driven by greed.