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Eugene Jarecki
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Award-wnning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki returns to NOW to talk about his latest film WHY WE FIGHT. The film examines the history of the politics and business of war and explores what it tells us about the war on terror and the war in Iraq. Jarecki appeared previously on NOW to discuss his film, THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER.

Eugene Jarecki


Eugene Jarecki is an award-winning dramatic and documentary filmmaker whose most recent film WHY WE FIGHT won the 2005 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. "Combining the skills of journalist and poet," VARIETY writes, "Eugene Jarecki joins the top ranks of non-fiction filmmakers with WHY WE FIGHT, a thoroughgoing and affecting film on the nature and causes of the American military-industrial complex." The film will be released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics in New York and Los Angeles on January 20 and nationally on February 10.

In 1992, after training at Princeton University as a stage director, Jarecki turned to film. His first short subject SEASON OF THE LIFTERBEES premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival before winning both a Student Academy Award and the Time Warner Grand Prize at the Aspen Film Festival.

His prior film, THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER, was released theatrically to critical acclaim in 130 U.S. cities. Winner of the 2002 Amnesty International Award, the film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and has been broadcast in over thirty countries. In 2001, Jarecki also wrote and directed his first dramatic feature, THE OPPONENT, which was distributed by Lions Gate Films.

In addition to his work in film, Jarecki is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Eisenhower Project, an academic public policy group, dedicated in the spirit of Dwight D. Eisenhower, to studying the forces that shape American foreign policy.

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