Anthrax War (2009)





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Filmmaker Bob Coen ponders the terrifying possibilities of chemical and biological warfare in this chilling documentary. Taking as his launching point the 2001 anthrax attacks that occurred in the U.S. during the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Coen sets out on a global journey that encompasses the FBI's investigation of that case; the documented use of germ warfare on black South Africans by the apartheid government; the mysterious deaths of biological-weapons experts David Kelly and Bruce Ivins; and the burgeoning yet unregulated bio-defense industry. ~ Sandra Bencic, Rovi
Documentary , Special Interest
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The untold story of the 2001 U.S. Anthrax Attacks, dead scientists, and the dark secret of germ warfare research. Watch the movie trailer at the official web site: Excepts from the official site: "Anthrax War is a ground-breaking feature length documentary which illuminates one of the most important stories of our age ? the threat that a terrifying Germ War Arms Race may now be beginning around the globe? Just weeks after 9/11, the United States was confronted with the frightening reality of biological terrorism. Anthrax-laced letters sent to government and media offices in Washington and New York spread fear and panic around the world. Millions were put at risk, scores were infected and five people died. For the first time in modern history, the United States Congress was shut down...Anthrax War takes viewers into the Bio-defense labs of the United States and the U.S. Military?s testing grounds in the deserts of the American southwest. The filmmakers travel to a top-secret military installation of the former Soviet Union where anthrax escaped thirty years ago, where civilians are still living with the consequences, and where biological weapons work may be continuing. They move on to the savannas of southern Africa, where they meet ?Doctor Death? and his associates of the notorious Project Coast who experimented with anthrax and other designer germs during the Apartheid Era...Amazingly, all of this remains hidden from public view, not covered by the mainstream media and off the political agenda. Germ weapons research and development, once the domain of secret government programs, is becoming a profitable enterprise for corporations, universities and medical foundations worldwide...The film explores the horrific legacy of human experimentation, spanning decades and continents, in which germ weapons have been tested on unwitting members of armed forces and civilians alike. Also probed are the mysterious deaths in recent years of several leading scientists working in this field. Bruce Ivins, David Kelly, Vladimir Pasechnik, Larry Ford and Frank Olson each died in violent or suspicious circumstances and have been linked to one of germ warfare?s darkest secrets, state programs developing new strains of anthrax.

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