THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Dror Moreh / United States, Israel, Germany, France / 2022 / 135 min
A thorough and sober examination of the US response to genocide and war crimes over the past 40 years. From the corridors of power in the White House and with Henry Kissinger, Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright as expert witnesses.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US stood as the sole global superpower. With that title came the burden of being the moral guardian of the planet. But how does a power decide whether to intervene in conflicts beyond its borders? Dror Moreh’s immensely thorough film brings together the political elite – Henry Kissinger, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and others – to examine the motivations behind US interventions (and lack thereof) from the 1990s genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia, to the wars in Iraq and Syria in the 21st century. Contributing as a moral beacon in an extremely complex and sometimes terrifying field is the formidable Samantha Power, who was Obama’s personal adviser. A film for anyone interested in politics on a grand scale.