Synopsis by Mark Deming
Activist filmmakers Richard Rowley and Jacqueline Soohen offer an eyeball-to-eyeball look at the people's battle against the growing global empire in this documentary. Compiled from footage shot in Mexico, South America, Korea, Palestine, Argentina ,and Iraq, The Fourth World War abandons the concept of "embedded journalists" offering a stage-managed image of war in favor of filming in the midst of revolutionary forces who fight for their own freedom and survival against long odds. Sharing a common desire to throw off government forces following the political and/or corporate backing of the United States and its allied powers, the subjects of The Fourth World War position themselves on the frontline in a series of separate but related battles of people struggling to retain control of their destiny. The Fourth World War received its North American premier at the 2004 Santa Barbara Film Festival.
activism, Afghanistan, anti-war, Argentina, conflict, Iraq, Korea, Mexico, movement [social change], Palestine, resistance, war, war-on-terrorism