War of Lies


Directed by Matthias Bittner
Produced by Paul Zischler, Susanne Mann
90 min/2014/Germany
Arabic, German and English with English subtitles

Screening Times:

Thursday, October 8 at 5:45pm

Friday, October 9 at 2:15pm

War of Lies tells the story of an Iraqi refugee whose information about portable weapons of mass destruction passed through the hands of the BND, MI6 and CIA. Subsequently, this information was ultimately used by the United States government to legitimize the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Today we know the war was based on a lie. The press blamed Rafed Aljanabi. The accused, however, proudly presents himself as “the man who helped remove Saddam Hussein”. Was Aljanabi really able to walk over the world´s most intelligent agencies? And how exactly did his lies become a convenient truth?