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Winds of Chemical Warfare2015. France. 79 min.
Director: Fabienne Lips-Dumas Featuring: Scott Cairns, Ahmet Üzümcü, Ralf Trapp, Paul Walker, Andrew Weber
This probing documentary traces the history of chemical weapons, their international practices, and the catastrophic dangers they present in the modern era. Focusing on the 2013 Syrian gas attacks and multinational operation to remove the Assad regime’s deadly chemical arsenal, this film sheds light on the need for international cooperation to counter terrorist plots and eradicate these devastating munitions. Exclusive testimonies from weapons experts, international leaders, and witnesses paint a portrait of chemical warfare’s horrors and complications on a global scale. Discussion with filmmaker Fabienne Lips-Dumas and moderator Jeffrey Legro (U.Va.)