DURATION: 103 min.
Modern mercenaries are employees of private companies, whose job it is to fulfill their company's contract. This documentary reveals for the first time the broad range of these private companies which provide military services all over the planet. The mercenaries who parade on the screen have been recruited in Chile, South Africa, the United States and India in order to "work" as paid killers and torturers in Iraq.
Also presented are the owners of these companies, the legal framework under which they operate, the profits they make, the manner in which they influence U.S. policy as well as the outcome of a war. In the background, the psychology of modern, paid killers and their moral instigators is outlined, as well as a bleak future scenario in which wars are no longer waged between nations and their armies but between the private armies of companies. The shooting of this documentary lasted one year and extended over four continents.
Written, Produced & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Research Coordinator: Apostolis Kaparoudakis / Editing Director: Dimitris Nikolopoulos / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri / Research: Kostas Georgiadis, Mirto Boutsi, Mihalis Gripiotis, Paskoua Vorgia, Manolis Filaktidis, Carlos Alzamora, Parvez Khan / Camera-Sound: Yiannis Avgeropoulos, Juan Carlos Arriagada, Charlie Tishoutsou, Jessie Fleming, Eduardo Cure / A Small Planet production for Greek Public Television ERT © 2005 – 2006
Original shooting format: SD PAL 576i / Αspect Ratio: 4:3 PAL / Languages: Greek, English / Subtitles: Greek, English / Available Versions: Greek, English, International