Quantity:1
Documentaries That Change... has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Used very good, discs excellent / nearly new, includes original insert booklet, case and sleeve have a minor tear to bottom of spine. Official UK Network Region 2 PAL 4-DVD release as pictured. Aspect ratio 16:9 & 4:3, colour. English 2.0 Stereo & Mono audio. Runtime 644 mins + extras. Contents: Year Zero - The Silent Death of Cambodia; Nicaragua - A Nation's Right to Survive; Burp! Pepsi v Coke in the Ice Cold War; Flying the Flag - Around the World; Vietnam - The Quiet Mutiny; Death of a Nation - The Timor Conspiracy; Inside Burma - Land of Fear; Welcome to Australia; Paying the Price - Killing the Children of Iraq; Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War On Terror; Stealing a Nation. Special Features: Introductory booklet about John Pilger's films, written by Guardian contributor Mark Curtis; John Pilger in conversation with Anthony Hayward at the Guardian Hay Festival 2006.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£12.49
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: NextDayEntertainment
Add to Basket
£12.59
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Documentaries That Changed The World - John Pilger (4 Disc Box Set) [DVD]

4.8 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

Price: £12.48 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 4 left in stock - order soon.
Sold by A2ZSupplies and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
30 new from £12.09 8 used from £8.79 2 collectible from £11.50
£12.48 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 4 left in stock - order soon. Sold by A2ZSupplies and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Find all the best television shows from the other side of the pond in our US TV store and catch the latest shows in our 2014's Hottest TV page.


Frequently Bought Together

  • Documentaries That Changed The World - John Pilger (4 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
  • +
  • John Pilger - The War You Don't See [2010] [DVD]
  • +
  • Utopia - John Pilger [DVD]
Total price: £27.22
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video


Product details

  • Actors: John Pilger
  • Directors: John Pilger
  • 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: 11 Sept. 2006
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GUK3P6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,911 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

Twelve documentaries from the campaigning journalist John Pilger, exposing the West's continued exploitation of the Third World, and criticising the military interventions of western governments, from Cambodia to Iraq. The documentaries included are: 'Year Zero - The Silent Death of Cambodia'; 'Nicaragua - A Nation's Right to Survive'; 'Burp! Pepsi vs Coke in the Ice Cold War'; 'Flying the Flag - Arming the World'; 'Vietnam - The Quiet Mutiny'; Death of a Nation - The Timor Conspiracy'; 'Inside Burma - Land of Fear'; 'Welcome to Australia'; 'Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq'; 'Palestine is Still the Issue'; 'Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror'; and 'Stealing a Nation'. Also included is interview footage with Pilger from the 2006 Guardian Hay Literary Festival.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
32
4 star
7
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 39 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Brilliant campaigning journalist John Pilger has made some of the most revealing and fascinating television documentaries ever seen on British screens. This three disc set has collated 12 of these from 1970 onwards and acts as a useful, if rather random world history as well as bringing the revelations of little known truths and acting a blistering expose of various Governments and States mendacity and greed.

The 12 documentaries are: Vietnam -The Quiet Mutiny (1970), Year Zero-The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979), Burp! Pepsi v Coke In The Ice Cold War(1982), Nicaragua-A Nations Right To Survive(1983), Death Of A Nation -The Timor Conspiracy (1994), Flying The Flag-Arming The World(1995), Inside Burma, Land of Fear(1996), Welcome To Australia(1999),Paying The Price -Killing The Children Of Iraq(2000), Palestine Is Still The Issue(2002),Breaking The Silence -Truth And Lies In The War On Terror(2003),Stealing A Nation(2004).

There is little doubt that the more contemporary documentaries have more resonance, especially the one covering the fraudulent war on terror, which is also incredibly prescient. However they are all compelling in their own way , although I would suggest that "Welcome To Australia " is really of interest to Australians only and does come across as unnecessarily sour.

A lot may depend on how you view Pilger. He is articulate, passionate, courageous and fearsomely determined and his heart is absolutely plugged into the right place. However he can be pompous, sanctimonious, holier than thou and is resolutely humourless. You may think humour has no place regarding the subjects covered here and you may well be right but I feel that a touch of satire or black sarcasm often makes a point far more effectively than anything else.
Read more ›
Comment 292 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I saw most of these when they were broadcast on ITV in the 70's/80's (anybody remember when ITV used to screen material other than pop idol and x factor?), they made me really angry then and most of them make me angry again on rewatching. Everything about this box set is top class except perhaps the title but I'll forgive that, Pilger's docu about the arms trade is worth the price on it's own. Watch them, get angry and do something about it because history just repeats itself, look at Iraq today and the threats toward Hugo Chaves and others in Latin America.
10 Comments 73 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
As other reviewers have said, look past the extremely cheesy and aged cover, it hides a hard hitting compilation of truthful documentaries that the USA, UK and AUS would rather we didn't see. I recommend this to everyone, those who believe what their told in the media need to watch this, and those that don't will find this refreshing, informative and also harrowing. This box set makes you realise why any terrorist attacks are aimed our way, it shows the aggression of the so called 'civilised west' in a truthful light that is not afforded to the public through government propaganda. I hope they will make more of these unbiased doco's untouched by government censor. I will be looking up more of John Pilger since seeing this set.
1 Comment 101 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Don't be deterred by the bombastic-sounding title of this DVD compilation and the somewhat cheesy-looking packaging: This is first-rate journalism like it is supposed to be. Although I had certainly known of John Pilger and seen his books at the bookstore, I hadn't taken the time to sit down and watch his television documentary work in any great depth. This DVD compilation was, in essence, my introduction to Pilger's video work and I tended to view it with a critical eye. After watching all four disks, I have to say I'm impressed.

Sure, Pilger has his own opinion on things (don't we all?) and he makes his views known clearly in these reports, backed up by solid facts. But in the end, the real test for a journalist is whether he or she seeks honest answers from those in power and does not shy away from investigating sensitive, even dangerous, areas. To my mind, Pilger's work passes the test. I even found myself standing up after particular reports on this DVD and applauding Pilger's efforts to get at the truth. Every single report stands on its own high quality -- quality that we no longer get (or even expect, tragically) in the mainstream corporate-dominated mass media.

For me, Pilger's reports on Cambodia, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Burma and the "war on terror" were most impressive. It's a shame that Pilger's South Africa reportage was not included in this compilation, as I hear it is equally good. In any case, this DVD set was money well-spent and I'll watch these reports again and again in the future. For better or worse, the best journalistic reporting, obviously, does not take place in mainstream news corporations anymore (if it ever did); the best journalistic work is today being done by independents around the world like John Pilger. Buy this DVD and find out what you're *really* missing in those watered-down news reports we watch and listen to every day.
Comment 114 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
These films make me despair, for many reasons: why don't we see decent honest reporting on UK television any more. Why is there no room in the TV schedule for world current affairs (Unreported World on Channel 4 excepted). Why is it so wrong to have someone expressing a personal opinion about world affairs on TV and why is the world still like this.

Anyway, programs like John Pilger's documentaries do not seem to be made any more, which is all the more reason why you should buy this collection. At least 5 of these films made me cry. Pilger's conviction and belief in basic human rights is apparent in all these films (except the Coca-Cola vs Pepsi one which is a little flippant) another review criticized his lack of humour but I feel his tone is perfect. We all SHOULD be outraged by what the governments we have elected are doing in our name, satire and humour seem to be the popular way of criticizing governments but when they are facilitating the murder of innocent civilians, often children, it would be inappropriate to make jokes, and anyway, where has this satirical "bremner bird fortune" approach got us...no where.

Enough rage, a tip, buy this, you won't regret it, another tip, the first film, Year Zero - about Cambodia is the best so save it until last, Pilger's rage at the way the world community was sitting back and doing nothing while Cambodians starved is clear, it's probably the most disturbing film I have ever seen.

This DVD collection should be watched by everyone on the planet. Thankyou Mr Pilger for trying.
Comment 107 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all discussions...

Look for similar items by category


Feedback