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JOHN PILGER – A WORLD WAR HAS BEGUN: BREAK THE SILENCE
Renowned Australian journalist and film-maker John Pilger is shooting his new film in the Pacific and Asia. He describes a ‘wall of propaganda’ and asks: does Australia care?
Filmed by Cathy Vogan at Sydney University on Tuesday March 22, 2016. Co-hosted by Sydney University Resistance Club, the Centre of Peace And Conflict Studies and Green Left Weekly.
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Published on Jun 5, 2014
The War On Democracy – John Pilger – Documentary
© John Pilger 2007. ‘The War On Democracy’ (2007) was John Pilger’s first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. The film shows how serial US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. The democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende, for example, was ousted by a US backed coup in 1973 and replaced by the military dictatorship of General Pinochet. Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador have all been invaded by the United States.
John Pilger interviews several ex-CIA agents who took part in secret campaigns against democratic countries in the region. He investigates the School of the Americas in the US state of Georgia, where Pinochet’s torture squads were trained along with tyrants and death squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina.
The film unearths the real story behind the attempted overthrow of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez in 2002 and how the people of the barrios of Caracas rose up to force his return to power.
It also looks at the wider rise of populist governments across South America lead by indigenous leaders intent on loosening the shackles of Washington and a fairer redistribution of the continent’s natural wealth.
John Pilger says: “[The film] is about the struggle of people to free themselves from a modern form of slavery”. These people, he says, “describe a world not as American presidents like to see it as useful or expendable, they describe the power of courage and humanity among people with next to nothing. They reclaim noble words like democracy, freedom, liberation, justice, and in doing so they are defending the most basic human rights of all of us in a war being waged against all of us.”
‘The War On Democracy’ was a Youngheart Entertainment, Granada and Michael Watt production. It was released in UK cinemas on 15 June 2007 and broadcast on ITV1, 20 August 2007. Directors: John Pilger and Chris Martin. Producers: Chris Martin and Wayne Young. Editor: Joe Frost. The film was made with the support of the humanitarian financier Michael Watt.
Awards: Best Documentary Award, 2008 One World Awards, London. The panel’s citation read: “There are six criteria the judges are asked to use to select the winner of this award: the film’s impact on public opinion, its appeal to a wide audience, its inclusion of voices from the developing world, its high journalistic or production standards, its success in conveying the impact of the actions of the world’s rich on the lives of the poor and the extent to which it draws attention to possible solutions. One film met every one of these. It was the winner of the award: John Pilger’s ‘The War on Democracy’.”
Read John Pilger’s article about the making of ‘The War On Democracy’ which appeared in the Guardian in June 2007:
THE WAR ON DEMOCRACY ―John Pilger’s documentary―
Fighting for American freedom in the Middle East makes about as much sense as hitting a strip club to work on you marriage.
Going Underground: John Pilger talks Gaza, Ukraine & Western media bias
Published on Aug 2, 2014
Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges Western mainstream media spin. He warns that ‘to be informed by it is not an option’ because of censorship, omission and distortion of the facts. Whilst other stories overtake it, we find out the death toll in Libya is still rising. We discover why illegal immigrants were prevented from smuggling themselves OUT of Britain. We look at whether Cameron is privatising the NHS by selling it to doctors and nurses. And as the IDF offensive on Gaza continues, are media attitudes softening whilst those of the government harden?
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The War You Don’t See, a film by John Pilger
Uploaded on Nov 22, 2010
Now available online and on DVD http://agadem.co.uk/war-you-dont-see
This is a remarkable documentary in which the winner of journalism’s top awards for both press and broadcasting, including academy awards in the UK and US television, John Pilger, himself a renowned war reporter, questions the role the media in war. The War You Don’t See asks whether mainstream news has become an integral part of war-making.
Focusing on the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Pilger reflects on the history of the relationship between the media and government in times of conflict stretching back to World War I and explores the impact on the information fed to the public of the modern day practice of public relations in the guise of ’embedding’ journalists with the military.
Featuring interviews with senior figures at major UK broadcasters, the BBC and ITV, and high profile journalists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Rageh Omaar and Dan Rather, the film investigates the reporting of government claims that Iraq harboured weapons of mass destruction
The War You Don’t See John Pilger Full Movie Complete Documentary film
Published on Dec 3, 2012
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John Pilger – The War You Don’t See
Published on Nov 16, 2013
More than 300 journalists have been killed since the “Global War on Terrorism” was initiated in Sept 2001. “In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth…or their blood is on us. Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people….not power.” – John Pilger
If your stomach turns at any time during this video, stop watching….because you might not be ready to handle the truth. To help you get there, I would recommend visiting John Pilger’s website and watching some of his videos. Namaste and thank you for being interested.
John Pilger – The War You Don’t See – VO – VOSTFR
Published on Aug 16, 2014
John Pilger – The War you don’t see
Published on Feb 4, 2015
A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq.
As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an electronic battlefield in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?
John Pilger says in the film: “We journalists… have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else’s country… That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is.
For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home… In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us… Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power.”