By John Pilger. John Pilger Website & You Tube
Editor's second update: John Pilger's film documentary, "The War You Don't See" has been repeatedly censored and taken off the internet by those who don't want it to be seen. But it's like the Whac-a-Mole game and it keeps popping up. The movie and DVD are censored in US theatres with the DVD only available in England and Australia. The last time we published it was in September, 2011 and that was censored by Vimeo. We found it again today on You Tube and republish with this update on Axis of Logic.
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Editor's update: September, 2011. Axis of Logic reader and friend, "The Dream," found the first copy of this powerful John Pilger film documentary for publication on Axis of Logic. After only one month, the film was removed by our source, Vimeo in an act of brazen censorship (see copy of the removed video below). The banning of the film in every form in the US is a testament to its power.
Anyway, Dream kindly found another copy for us to replace the first. Not if but when they remove this one, he promises to find us another. Essentially, our enemies in the media war are confronted with a mallet & mole game, hammering down one mole only to have another pop up! Thanks to all fighters out there are working to keep the truth revealed and powerful. A big thanks to The Dream!
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Editor's Note: Up until now we have only been able to publish the trailer for this movie. John Pilger's film documentary has been widely censored in the United States. But our intrepid Axis readers who offer penetrating insights in our Readers Comment section, The Black Widow and The Dream found it on Vimeo after a long and tedious search. We are grateful to them for finding the full movie and sending it to us. The Dream reports that it is listed as "See the Video Free Online" in many places on the web, only to find that it had been removed. Pilger's film is definitely one that you'll want to see and one the real state terrorists don't want you to see. A description of the film can be found below the video.
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John Pilger says in the film:
"We journalists... have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
Censored by VIMEO
In English with Portuguese subtitles
Em inglês com legendas portuguesas
In an extraordinary alliance of TV and cinema, John Pilger's new film, 'The War You Don't See', opened in the UK mid-December. Having premiered at The Barbican on Tuesday 7 December 2010, the first Pilger film since 2007 started its UK run at Curzon Soho in London on Sunday 12 December.
On Tuesday 14 December, ITV1 broadcast 'The War You Don't See' at 10.35pm and on Sunday 10 April 2011, the Australian broadcaster SBS aired the film nationally. The DVD is now available to buy in the UK and in Australia.
'The War You Don't See' was nominated for the 'Documentary Award' at the 2011 One World Media Awards.
Further UK screenings with Q&As will take place on Sunday 15 May at Hampstead Everyman, Monday 23 May at Clapham Picturehouse, Sunday 10 July at Duke of York's Picturehouse in Brighton and Sunday 21 August at Cameo Picturehouse in Edinburgh.
The film 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. But who is the real enemy?
Source: MDDVTM TV11 on Vimeo