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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 03:11 AM
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The War You Dont See (2010)
The War You Dont See (2010)

http://vimeo.com/25312298

"In an extraordinary alliance of TV and cinema, John Pilger's new film, 'The War You Don't See', opened in the UK mid-December. Having premiered at The Barbican on Tuesday 7 December 2010, the first Pilger film since 2007 started its UK run at Curzon Soho in London on Sunday 12 December."

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."

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"The film is 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?"

I'm not sure how many have seen, this or which forum it should be placed in, but it's a powerful reminder of the importance of journalism in war and how journalists often unwittingly played a role in some of the most disastrous propaganda.

Warning - GRAPHIC

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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 03:40 AM
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1. k*r Thanks! Going to see it soon
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tech5270 Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 08:35 AM
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2. I heard parts of it on a radio show
It was either WBAI or KPFK. Definitely worth seeing or reference for less informed friends.
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