Private Armies

Private Armies

Available on iTunes
The rise of private military contractors has irrevocably transformed the nature of war. They earn four times more than regular soldiers, act with impunity and - in Iraq - outnumber all non-US soldiers combined. This eye-opening documentary follows the training and deployment of these men, from skidding around a racing track and practising escaping from kidnappers to dodging bullets in Baghdad.
Starring David Boyce, Ariane Quentier, Joseph Schmitz
Director Patrick Forestier