The War You Don't See is a powerful and timely investigation into 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. Includes an interview with WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange.
John Pilger began his film career in British television in 1970, starting with the ITV current affairs series 'World in Action'. His first documentary, 'The Quiet Mutiny', is credited with disclosing to a worldwide audience the internal disintegration of the US army in Vietnam. Four decades on, he is still making challenging films for TV and cinema. His films have won Academy Awards in Britain and the United States.
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