A Series of 4 Films Series
Documentaries That Changed The World (Activist Version)
The John Pilger Collection
Four classic documentaries by John Pilger that changed world opinion and broadened our understanding of history forever.
John Pilger has made 58 of the hardest-hitting documentaries ever shown on television. His first, THE QUIET MUTINY, revealed the secret of open rebellion inside the US army in Vietnam. His 1979 film YEAR ZERO: THE SILENT DEATH OF CAMBODIA was the first to alert the world to the horrors of Pol Pot's regime and was shown in some 60 countries. His 1993 film, DEATH OF A NATION, was shot mostly undercover and disclosed that Indonesia, secretly backed by Washington, had wiped out a third of the population of East Timor.
Directed by John Pilger,Charles Denton, and David I. Munro
Produced by Central Independent Television and ATV Network Ltd
John Pilger has won television academy awards on both sides of the Atlantic -- an Emmy Award and a Bafta for a lifetime of work. He holds the United Nations Media Peace Prize and recently was awarded the prestigious Royal Television Society award for best British documentary. Pilger has twice won British journalism's highest award, Journalist of the Year, and has also been International Reporter of the Year.
The four titles in the series are:
Death Of A Nation - John Pilger's horrifying exposé of the West's complicity in the twenty-year genocide in East Timor.
Do You Remember Vietnam? - Three years after the fall of Saigon, Pilger returns to Vietnam to examine the state of the country.
The Quiet Mutiny - John Pilger reveals the shifting morale and open rebellion of Western troops serving in Vietnam.
Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia - John Pilger alerts the world to the bloody reign of Pol Pot in Cambodia.
The four films were chosen because of the impact they had on world opinion at the time and on our understanding of history forever.
Three of the films were the result of John Pilger's remarkably productive collaboration with David Munro, who died of cancer in 1999.
Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2006
Copyright Date: 2005
"John Pilger's work has been truly a beacon of light in often dark times. The realities of our time he has brought to light have been a revelation, and his courage and insight a constant inspiration."
"John Pilger unearths, with steely attention to facts, the filthy truth and tells it as it is. I salute him."
Harold Pinter, Playwright/2005 Nobel Prizewinner
"John Pilger's work has been truly a beacon of light in often dark times." Noam Chomsky
|Stealing a Nation|
Award-winning reporter John Pilger exposes how the British Government expelled the population of a group of islands, including Diego Garcia, so the US could build a military base.
Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror
John Pilger dissects the truth and lies in the 'war on terror'.
Paying the Price
John Pilger exposes the devastating effect that UN sanctions had on the children of Iraq during the 1990s.
The New Rulers of the World
Award-winning journalist, John Pilger, investigates the realities of globalization by taking a close look at Indonesia.
Palestine Is Still The Issue
John Pilger returns to the Middle East and questions why there has been no progress towards peace.
John Pilger investigates the history and brutality of the military dictatorship in Burma.
In Whose Interest?
A revealing critique of US foreign policy since World War II.
A 2-DVD set designed to help students critically analyze some of our foreign policy interventions since World War II.