Posted November 24, 2010 by Marcia Degia - Publisher in Films

The War You Don't See

Following his award-winning documentary The War on Democracy,
Pilger follows up with his first film in three years with this powerful
investigation of the media’s role in times of war: The War You Don’t

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, John Pilger’s documentary tells
you like it is, revealing how our own war crimes are
protrayed and justified in media compared to the reality. And it’s not pretty.

“Oh yeah, I got a look at those dead bastards” comes out of
the mouth of one delightful soldier. This was not greeted by disgust and
horror by his fellow colleague but with a grueome “Nice”. Nice. Such is
the types of behvaiours, and worse, that modern demorcracies do not
want exposed to the public. Pilger reveals propagander in its finest.

Focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan, and also a look at the hostilities
between Palestinians and Israelis, Pilger traces the history between
governments and the media during times of war and the effects of what is
revealed to the public; not least the reporting of government claims
that Iraq harboured weapons of mass destruction. He goes as far back as
World War I, also covering the destruction of Hiroshima through to the
invasion of Vietnam right up to modern times.

Pilger, the winner of many journalism awards for both press and
broadcasting, including academy awards in the UK and US, covers all
corners interviewing everyone, inclduing execuitves of UK broadcasters,
international journalists and whistleblowers. This is against some harrowing never seen before footage of scenes in the aforemention countries. Watch and learn.

Marcia Degia - Publisher

Marcia Degia has worked in the media industry for more than 10 years. She was previously Acting Managing Editor of Homes and Gardens magazine, Publishing Editor at Macmillan Publishers and Editor of Pride Magazine. Marcia, who has a Masters degree in Screenwriting, has also been involved in many broadcast projects. Among other things, she was the devisor of the documentary series Secret Suburbia for Living TV.