Preview: The Killing$ of Tony Blair

The Killing$ of Tony Blair is a feature-length documentary, co-written and presented by George Galloway. The film examines the prime-ministerial career of Tony Blair and his business activities since leaving office – a role that Galloway describes as “The Blair Rich Project.”

Combining testimony from prominent observers, ambassadors and statesmen, with extensive archive footage, animation and illustrations from the award-winning political cartoonist Steve Bell, George Galloway sets out his argument that, despite good things his government achieved, Tony Blair’s actions since leaving office reveal that his overriding motivation may have always been a messianic pursuit of personal glory and financial reward.

Galloway weaves together the facts of Tony Blair’s political career, his premiership, the decision to join the USA in the invasion of Iraq and his subsequent role as globe-trotting peace envoy with acerbic commentary and personal insights from an impressive range of highly-informed contributors.

Immediately on leaving office Blair embarked on the highly lucrative public speaking circuit.  He launched a global business empire, Tony Blair Inc.  The man who claimed he was bringing democracy to Iraq was now consulting for dictators, torturers and murderers and has been lavishly rewarded.

A key focus of the film is the Iraq War and Blair’s transformation into a self-styled warrior in the war on terror.  Under Blair’s leadership, Britain joined George Bush’s crusade to dominate the Middle East – the main energy-producing region of the world.

The official verdict on the hot-button topics of WMDs, the dodgy dossier and the legality of a regime-change mission and occupation that ultimately resulted in a sectarian bloodbath has come with the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry Report but Galloway does not hold back from presenting his opinion on what he believes to be one of the worst crimes of the century and the hypocrisy of Tony Blair.

The official trailer to the documentary can be viewed below.

 

SAH Journal will host a screening of The Killing$ of Tony Blair with George Galloway on Wednesday, 30th November at 7pm at Filmbase in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Professor Rod Stoneman, Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway, will interview Galloway after the screening. All are welcome to attend. Admission to the event is €5.