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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Coming War on China: A Conversation with John Pilger

The Coming War on China: A Conversation with John Pilger

This interview was done on April 18 2017

THE COMING WAR ON CHINA is also a film about the human spirit and the rise of an extraordinary resistance in faraway places. On the island of Okinawa, home to 32 US bases, the population is challenging the greatest military power in the world. On the Korean island of Jeju, villagers block the entrance to a new nuclear naval base, with its missiles aimed at China.

Directed by John Pilger
Produced by Dartmouth Films
Editor: Joe Frost
Line Producer: Sandra Leeming
Executive Producer: Christopher Hird
Assistant Director: Bruno Sorrentino
Camera: Rupert Binsley, Owen Scurfield, Bruno Sorrentino, Joseph Zafar
Original Music: Joe Frost
Produced in association with SBS-TV Australia

About John Pilger

John Pilger, war correspondent, film-maker and author, is only one of two to win British journalism’s highest award twice. For his documentary films, he has won an Emmy, a BAFTA, a Grierson, a Royal Television Society award and numerous other awards.

His epic 1979 Cambodia Year Zero is ranked by the British Film Institute as one of the ten most important documentaries of the 20th century. His Death of a Nation, filmed secretly in East Timor, had a similar worldwide impact and is credited with helping to bring freedom to East Timor in 1994. His numerous documentaries on Australia, notably The Secret Country (1983), the Bicentenary trilogy The Last Dream (1988), Welcome to Australia (1999) and
Utopia (2013) all celebrated and revealed much of his own country's 'forgotten past', especially its indigenous past and present.

His books include Heroes, Distant Voices, Hidden Agendas, The New Rulers of the World and Freedom Next Time. He is a recipient of the United Nations Association Media Peace Prize and Australia’s international human rights award, the Sydney Peace Prize, “for “enabling the voices of the powerless to be heard” and “for fearless challenges to censorship in any form”

“John Pilger unearths, with steely attention to facts, the filthy truth and tells it as it is” –Harold Pinter

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

John Pilger's Q&A on The Coming War On China

A nuclear war between the United States and China is not only imaginable but a current ‘contingency’, says the Pentagon. Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning director, John Pilger’s 60th film and first since 2013’s Utopia is his most urgent work to date and is both a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.
Filmed over two years across five potential flash points in Asia and the Pacific, this documentary reveals the build-up to war on more than 400 US military bases that encircle China in a ‘perfect noose’.
Using rare archive and remarkable interviews with witnesses, Pilger’s film discloses America’s secret history in the region – the destruction wrought by the equivalent of one Hiroshima every day for 12 years, and the top secret ‘Project 4.1’ that made guinea pigs of the population of the Marshall Islands.
In key interviews from Pentagon war planners to members of China’s confident new political class – who rarely feature in Western reports, Pilger’s film challenges the notion and propaganda of China as a new ‘enemy’.

Click on the link underlined below to watch.
John Pilger's THE COMING WAR ON CHINA Q&A at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta, Sydney Australia March 6th 2017 

The film will broadcast in Australia on SBS on April 16th 2017 at 8.30pm.

John Pilger

John Pilger on The Coming War with China from Green Left Weekly