John Pilger: Documentaries that Changed the World
Released on DVD for the first time and personally chosen by John Pilger, this set brings together twelve of the acclaimed Australian film-maker and journalist's most hard-hitting and inspirational films. Recipient of multiple awards, including the UN Media Peace Prize, John Pilger is a world-renowned journalist, author and respected factual film-maker, who began his career in his native Australia, before moving to London. Drawing extensively on eye-witness testimony, Pilger has been a foreign correspondent and a front-line war reporter since 1967 and in the UK he is a regular contributor to a wide range of international broadcast and print media including the New Statesman, ITV, The Guardian and American and European newspapers.
A passionate and rare critic of foreign military and economic ventures by Western governments, Pilger has been described as unique on British television. His work makes uneasy viewing as he uncovers shocking truths about the political forces that manifest themselves worldwide; forces that many turn a blind eye to. Leaving no stone unturned he treads where many journalists fear to go.
YEAR ZERO - THE SILENT DEATH OF CAMBODIA
The shocking state of Cambodia after Pol Pot's murderous regime.
NICARAGUA - A NATION’S RIGHT TO SURVIVE
How can a country survive when its jungle borders hold 4000 hostile troops?
BURP! PEPSI V COKE IN THE ICE COLD WAR
A look at the worldwide struggle for soft drink supremacy.
FLYING THE FLAG - ARMING THE WORLD
An investigation of the world of international arms dealing.
VIETNAM - THE QUIET MUTINY
The incredible account of the break-up of the US military in Vietnam.
DEATH OF A NATION - THE TIMOR CONSPIRACY
An exploration of the situation in East Timor - a country ruled by bloodshed and fear.
INSIDE BURMA - LAND OF FEAR
An undercover investigation of slave labour in Burma.
WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA
An examination of the exclusion of Australia's Aborigines.
PAYING THE PRICE: KILLING THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ
An analysis of the effect of economic sanctions on Iraq.
PALESTINE IS STILL THE ISSUE
An assessment of the problems endemic to the West Bank and Gaza.
BREAKING THE SILENCE: TRUTH AND LIES IN THE WAR ON TERROR
An inquiry into the "war on terror" and its affects on 'liberated' countries.
STEALING A NATION
The scandalous story of the expulsion of the Chagos Islanders.
JOHN PILGER AT THE GUARDIAN HAY FESTIVAL 2006
• Introductory booklet about John Pilger’s films written by Guardian contributor Mark Curtis
• John Pilger in conversation with Anthony Hayward at the Guardian Hay Festival 2006