Multi-award winning investigative journalist John Pilger has just released his new hard-hitting film documentary 'The War You Don't See'. Featuring an interview with Julian Assange on Wikileaks, somewhat embarassing interviews with a variety of journalists (including the BBC) on media coverage around the Iraq War and on Israel/Palestine, Pilger calmly exposes remarkable inconsistencies and ineptitude in media reporting. The film also, unusually, allows the audience to connect emotionally with some of the vast suffering inflicted on civilians during the American invasion of Iraq. Interspersed with facts and figures such as the 500,000 Iraqi children now dead as a result of US led sanctions from 1990, the documentary paints an uneasy picture for Western viewers on the decisions governments make with taxpayers' money.
The film which premiered at the Barbican on 7th December and on ITV on 14th December and is available via the ITV website and You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egcTynu6sBk
Echoing a narration from the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) who is reported as saying 'It is enough for a person to be a liar that he repeats everything that he hears' (Sahih Muslim), Pilger has separately been quoted as saying 'It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and myths that surround it'.
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