Taking a moment to give credit to (and promote in a totally unbiased way…) the latest film by John Pilger and Directed by my father Alan Lowery called “The War You Don’t See”.
The documentary film investigates the media’s role in war, ‘tracing the history of ’embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an ‘electronic battlefield’ in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?’
Check out some clips from the film here – well worth a watch to get you inspired:
The film aired on ITV1 in the UK last December (at the peak of the Wikileaks controversy) and has just announced screening in Australia – so for all my Aussie followers here are the details:
“The War You Don’t See”: SBS is 8.30pm on Sunday April 10th. (The trailer is already running)
Cinema screening: Dendy Opera Quays on Monday April 4th at 6.30 pm.
Plus some ‘activist screenings’ organised by Green Left Weekly.
6.30pm Thursday March 31, Robert Webster Building, Level 3, Theatre – Room 327, UNSW Kensington Campus.
6.30pm for 7pm Friday April 1, St Lukes Hall, 11 Stanmore Rd, Enmore.
6.30pm Wednesday April 6 Parramatta Town Hall, Jubilee Room, Church St
Other screenings around the country we’ve organised so far include:
Brisbane Fri April 1, Sat April 2, Sun April 3 @ 74B Wickham St Fortitude Valley
Fremantle: Wed April 6, 6:30pm @ FTI Cinema, 92 Adelaide St, Fremantle
Newcastle: Thurs April 7, 7pm, @ Royal Exchange, Bolton St
Adelaide: Sat April 16, 6:30pm @ South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt St,
More info available at JohnPilger.com