A documentary film by John Pilger'Global economy' is a modern Orwellian term. On the surface, it is instant financial trading, mobile phones, McDonald's, Starbucks, holidays booked on the net. Beneath this gloss, it is the globalisation of poverty, a world where most human beings never make a phone call and live on less than two dollars a day, where 6,000 children die every day from diarrhea b
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Peter Oborne, political editor of the Spectator, reports on the West's exit strategy for Iraq. He believes the invasion of Iraq is proving to be the greatest foreign policy failure since Munich. Oborne argues that the plan to transform Iraq into a unified liberal democracy, a beacon of hope in the Middle East, is pure fantasy. Reporting on location with US troops in Sadr City, and through intervie
A harrowing, hard-hitting documentary which shows the devastating effects of the “globalized” economy on the residents of a fishing village in Tanzania. The story starts four decades ago when a species of huge fish is introduced to Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. The fish are now harvested, chopped into filets and shipped to European and Japanese consumers while the Africans who catch and process them a
Investigating the discrepancies between American and British claims for the ‘war on terror’ and the facts on the ground in Afghanistan and Washington.
Through a series of interviews, this film argues that the bizarre events surrounding the 9/11 attacks, and the equally bizarre prosecution of the so-called “war on terror”, can be more credibly understood in the wider context of an imminent divergence between the supply and demand of global oil.
One of the most vivid depictions of the horrors of Nazi Concentration Camps. Filmed in 1955 at several concentration camps in Poland, the film combines new color and black and white footage with black and white newsreels, footage shot by the victorious allies, and stills, to tell the story not only of the camps, but to portray the horror of man’s brutal inhumanity.
An undercover investigation into mosques in the UK which are run by organisations whose public faces are presented as moderate but whose preachers condemn democracy and praise the Taliban for killing British soldiers.
A fascinating documentary looking at the increasing power of large global businesses and the impact this is having on society.
McLibel is a documentary movie which tells the story of political activists, Helen Steel and Dave Morris who were taken to court by the McDonalds fast food chain for claims they had made about the company. The couple had accused McDonalds of paying low wages for staff, poor treatment of animals, environmental damage and advertising to children. The trial which followed turned into the longest in E