Showtime is releasing its feature-length documentary, The Corridors of Power, in time for awards consideration. The film premieres Friday, November 25 at IFC Center in New York City and Laemmle Glendale in Los Angeles. It then expands to Washington, D.C. on Friday, December 2 at the Regal Gallery Place, said Vinnie Malhotra, executive vice president, nonfiction programming, Showtime Networks Inc.
Directed by Oscar nominee Dror Moreh (The Gatekeepers, The Human Factor), The Corridors of Power examines how American leaders have responded—or not—to reports of genocide, war crimes and mass atrocities after the fall of the Soviet Union, when America stood as the only global superpower. It explores conflicts in Bosnia, Libya, Rwanda, Iraq and Syria, and American choices in terms of getting involved in those conflicts.
The trailer opens with a startling home video of what appears to be an execution.
“Do you want justice or peace? You can’t have both,” says one interviewee in the trailer.
By combining in-depth interviews with rare archival footage and state-of-the-art CGI animations, Moreh gives viewers the unique opportunity to peek behind the scenes and behind the headlines. The film features interviews with such influential figures as Madeleine Albright, James Baker, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Hillary Clinton and many more.
The Corridors of Power first premiered at the 2022 Telluride Film Festival earlier this fall and went on to play AFI Fest before being showcased at the upcoming DOC NYC
The film is produced for Showtime by Dror Moreh Productions, Les Films du Poisson and Katuh Studio, in association with Canal+, Arte France, BR/ARTE and KAN Israel. Moreh also serves as a producer, in addition to Sol Goodman, Estelle Fialon, Vanessa Ciszewski and Michael Reuter.