Mike Wayne

The War on Democracy

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Director: John Pilger

John Pilger has made more than 55 documentaries for television over a period of almost 40 years. They have taken viewers to people and places that are often far away, connecting them to British audiences, often via critical scrutiny of British foreign policy or that of its allies, especially the US and Israel. However, these are changing times for British television, as Pilger well knows.

Documentary: Lives under Occupation

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Review of "Iraq in Fragments", Director: James Longley

"It's scary. There's no security", cries 11 year old Mohammed. Smoke rises from a building, others are flattened into rubble, helicopters buzz menacingly overhead while on the ground tanks and troops patrol the streets. Welcome to Iraq, post Saddam Hussein. Director James Longley filmed this documentary in the two years he lived in Iraq following the 2003 invasion. It provides us with a glimpse of daily life in Iraq and the complexities of political and religious dynamics that the mainstream media have failed to offer.

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