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The War You Don't See (2010)

Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Directors:

Alan Lowery, John Pilger

Writer:

John Pilger
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julian Assange ... Himself
Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage)
Wilfred Burchett Wilfred Burchett ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Curtis Mark Curtis ... Himself
Stuart Ewen Stuart Ewen ... Himself
Melvin Goodman Melvin Goodman ... Himself
Dennis Halliday Dennis Halliday ... Himself (archive footage)
Sean Hannity ... Himself (archive footage)
Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage)
Dahr Jamail Dahr Jamail ... Himself
Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage)
David Mannion David Mannion ... Himself
Andrew Marr Andrew Marr ... Himself (archive footage)
Ethan McCord Ethan McCord ... Himself (archive footage)
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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it. WWI, Vietnam War, post-2001 Afghanistan, post-2003 Iraq, Palestine: a historical account of PR, embedded journalism, lies and cover-ups, but also of courageous journalists who disclose the truth. Written by Teyss

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journalism | propaganda | media | See All (3) »

Genres:

Documentary | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Wojna, której nie widac See more »

Filming Locations:

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Production Co:

Dartmouth Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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John Pilger: Those whose job it is to keep the record straight, ought to be the voice of people, not power.
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Outstanding
23 April 2011 | by VictorSee all my reviews

This is, I agree, compulsory viewing. This is the first documentary about the corruption of war by propaganda which serves to progress the argument beyond the usual hysteria. Pilger has, with this film, moved away from the slew of similar-themed documentaries which add little to the debate but more circular arguments. Instead, Pilger goes straight for admissions of guilt. He manages to get some truly frank disclosures of global conspiracy and madness from the most relevant people he could realistically get access to, and for this he deserves the praise.

It can be argued, and it will be no doubt, that there is very little material to act as a counterweight to his position in the film. But after you finish watching it, you will hopefully realise what a stupid criticism it is to make in the first place, considering what this documentary is designed to rally against.

I won't get into the moral position it presents, as that's up to you in the end, but I'd be hard pushed to find anybody not moved, repulsed or outraged by this film, or all of those things simultaneously. Just watch it. Do it now.


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