DOCUMENTARY: The War on Democracy: A Film by John Pilger
Date: Monday 20th August 2007
Time: 23:00 to 00:40
Duration: 93:37 (Ads Removed)
THE RISING OF LATIN AMERICA - THE GENESIS OF 'THE WAR ON DEMOCRACY'
"Modern fictional cinema rarely seems to break political silences. The very fine Motorcycle Diaries was a generation too late. In this country, where Hollywood sets the liberal boundaries, the work of Ken Loach and a few others is an honourable exception. However, the cinema is changing as if by default. The documentary has returned to the big screen and is being embraced by the public." John Pilger writes in the Guardian as his acclaimed film 'The War On Democracy' hits UK cinemas.
New film from award-winning documentary maker John Pilger which suggests that, far from bringing
democracy to the world as it claims, the US is doing its best to stifle its progress.
Talking exclusively to American government officials, including agents who reveal for the first
time on film how the CIA ran its war in Latin America in the 80s, Pilger argues that true popular
democracy is more likely to be found among the poorest in Latin America, whose movements are often
ignored in the West.