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Brazilian diplomat José Bustani—the first general director of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)—held information that could have been pivotal in lifting the sanctions on Iraq and pre-empting the war on terror that killed hundreds of thousands of people. As Bustani attempted to bring Iraq into the fold of OPCW, the United States insisted on the existence of weapons of mass destruction and private American oil companies clamoured for action against Iraq. Then, the perfect storm unfolded: 9/11 left the door wide open to discredit Bustani and oust him from his role, ultimately paving the way to war. In this up close and personal film, Bustani revisits the chilling and preventable events leading up to the invasion of Iraq. He marks the turning point where supernations gained new levels of unchallenged dominance and the ease with which they invoke those powers today. Appearances by Scott Ritter and Bob Rigg. Heather Haynes


  • Director(s)

    • José Joffily
  • Producer(s)

    • Isabel Joffily
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Isabel Joffily
  • Writer(s)

    • David Meyer
    • Pedro Rossi
    • Jordana Berg
    • José Joffily
  • Editor(s)

    • Jordana Berg
  • Cinematography

    • Pedro Rossi
  • Composer

    • Pedro David Leal
  • Sound

    • Felippe Mussel

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