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John Pilger: Reporting The World [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Jun 2008
  • Run Time: 460 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015B04MM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,743 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Collection of ground-breaking documentaries from award-winning journalist, John Pilger. Specialising in drawing attention to issues that our leaders would rather keep hidden, Pilger charts the plight of people around the globe. His documentaries have centred on the major social and political issues of the past 40 years. This collection features 15 documentaries in total.


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This DVD contains some of John's oldest television reports.

1971 - Conversations With a Working Man - investigating the core of Britons who feel they have no voice in their future.

1974 - Vietnam: Still America's War - Investigating the aftermath in Vietnam following the ceasefire.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent - Highlighting the issue of innocent people confined to prison on remand.

Thalidomide: The Children We Forgot - Why are 98 of the affected families not allowed compensation?

The Most Powerful Politician in America - A revealing portrayal of bigoted Alabama governor George Wallace.

One British Family - Viewing the racial minefield of British society through the eyes of a black family.

1975 - An Unfashionable Tragedy - The plight of the Bangladeshi during the horrors of the famine.

Nobody's Children - The plight of mentally handicapped children held in appalling circumstances.

Mr Nixon's Secret Legacy - Counterforce: the prosecution of flexible, acceptable nuclear war.

Smashing Kids - Hunger and malnutrition - directly caused by the welfare state.

A Nod & A Wink - The use of Conspiracy laws in British justice.

1976 - Zap - The Weapon is Food - An investigation of the US policy that makes food more powerful than oil.

1977 - Dismantling A Dream - Spending cute highlight the shameful neglect of the NHS.

1981 - Heroes - The shabby treatment of returning combat soldiers from Vietnam is investigated.

1985 - The Secret Country - The First Australians Fight Back - The shameful history of persecution of the Aborigines in Australia.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars more great documentaries from John Pilger 18 Mar 2008
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It appears volume 3 of the work of John Pilger will come from mostly from the below.

There all first class documentaries

1971
Conversations With a Working Man

1974
Vietnam: Still America's War
Palestine is Still the Issue
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Thalidomide: The Children We Forgot
The Most Powerful Politician in America
One British Family

1975
An Unfashionable Tragedy, Nobody's Children, Mr Nixon's Secret Legacy, Smashing Kids, To Know Us Is To Love Us, A Nod & A Wink

1976
Zap - The Weapon is Food, Street of Joy, Pilger in Australia

1977
A Faraway Country, Dismantling A Dream, An Unjustifiable Risk

1981
Cambodia Year One, Heroes

1982
Frontline: In Search of Truth in Wartime

1985
The Secret Country - The First Australians Fight Back

John Pilger and Alan Lowery uncover the story of a remarkable people - the Aborigines - with a unique 40,000 year past. Won a Red Ribbon (second prize) in the Anthropology category of the American Film Festival, New York, 1986.

1989
Cambodia Year Ten

1990
Cambodia The Betrayal

An examination of the continued secret support given by Western governments to the Khmer Rouge. Won a Blue Ribbon (first prize) in the 'International Issues: Asia category' of the American Film & Video Festival, Illinois, 1991; International Emmy Award for Best Documentary, New York, 1991; Pilger received the Richard Dimbleby Award for factual reporting at the 1990 BAFTA Awards.
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