The War You Don't See

[12a]

United Kingdom 2010, 90 mins
Director: John Pilger, Alan Lowery

Following his award-winning feature documentary THE WAR ON DEMOCRACY, John Pilger's first film in three years is a powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war.

In THE WAR YOU DON'T SEE, Pilger traces the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting, from the First World War to the destruction of Hiroshima and the invasion of Vietnam, to the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. As weapons and propaganda have grown ever more sophisticated, so the very nature of war has changed.

But who is the real enemy today? Is it the people at home watching TV? And is the journalist's job to normalise the unthinkable? The film contains shocking never-seen-before footage from Iraq and Afghanistan and revealing interviews with former BBC reporter Rageh Omaar, former CBS anchor Dan Rather and the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange.

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