True story of the saga that was hoped to be the long-awaited justice brought to bear upon Augosto Pinochet, Chilean dictator from 1973 to 1990. In September 1998, Pinochet flew to London on... See full summary »
Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »
Over the course of the last century, the US has silently encircled the world with a web of military bases unlike any other in history. No continent is spared.They have shaped the lives of millions, yet remain a mystery to most.
Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »
Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »
Fernando E. Solanas
María de la Paz,
Fernando E. Solanas,
This documentary details the case that the 1989 invasion of Panama by the US was motivated not by the need to protect American soldiers, restore democracy or even capture Noriega. It was to force Panama to submit the will of the United States after Noriega had exhausted his usefulness. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Whilst the first 45 mins might be somewhat accurate...
...in describing the events leading towards the invasion by the US, the description of people being "melt to their weapons" and "cut in half" by "lasers" and killed by "poisonous darts causing massive bleeding" given by "eye witnesses" raised serious doubts about the truth content of this "documentary". While I don't doubt the reasons for the invasion given (Gen. Noriega becoming increasingly uncooperative to his CIA employers), the description of events seems, lets say, a little imaginative. Furthermore the accounts of former Panamanian officials are a little dubious since the people removed from power might actually not be telling the whole truth either. It's a shame that this kind of concoction might give historical documentaries a bad reputation.
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