tisdag, maj 20, 2008

John Pilger- En av få journalister

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Bifogar en lista på Johns filmer ;
1970Vietnam: The Quiet Mutiny
1971Conversations With a Working Man
1974Vietnam: Still America's WarPalestine is Still the IssueGuilty Until Proven InnocentThalidomide: The Children We ForgotThe Most Powerful Politician in AmericaOne 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
1976Zap - The Weapon is Food, Pyramid Lake is Dying, Street of Joy, Pilger in Australia
1977A Faraway Country, Dismantling A Dream, An Unjustifiable Risk
1978Do You Remember Vietnam?
1979Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia
1980The Mexicans1981Cambodia Year One, Heroes
1982Frontline: In Search of Truth in Wartime
1983The Truth Game
1983Nicaragua: A Nation's Right to SurviveWith 4,000 hostile troops strung along Nicaragua's jungle borders with Honduras, John Pilger investigates this tiny nation's right to survive. 1984 Burp! Pepsi v Coke in The Ice Cold WarThis is the first film made by John Pilger with director Alan Lowery, a fellow Australian. It looks at the worldwide struggle for soft drink supremacy by the Coca Cola company, which illuminates the power of multinational cooporations. 1985The Secret Country - The First Australians Fight BackJohn 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.
1987Japan Behind the MaskA look behind the popular images and stereotypes of Japan today, discovering the ordinary people whose struggle does not fit the 'corporate image'. 1988The Last Dream: Heroes Unsung; Secrets; Other People's WarsIn these three films, John Pilger and Alan Lowery return to Australia to celebrate the country's bicentenary, interviewing an extraordinary range of Australians, whose views are a long way from those of the treasured stereotypes. 'Heroes Unsung' won a Gold Plaque (third prize) in the 'Documentary-syndication category' of the Chicago International Film Festival in 1988.
1989 Cambodia Year Ten1990Cambodia The BetrayalAn 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.
1992 War by Other MeansJohn Pilger and David Munro examine the policy of First World banks agreeing loans with Third World countries, who are then unable to meet the cripling interest charges. Won Geneva International TV Award at the North-South Media Encounters event, Geneva,
1993;Gold Medal in the 'Best Documentary Production category' of the International Television Movie Festival, Mount Freedom, New Jersey
1993; Gold Award in the 'Political/International Issues category' at WorldFest-Houston (Houston International Film & Video Festival), 1993; Silver Hugo Award in the 'Documentary - Social/Political category' of the 29th Chicago International Film Festival, 1993.
1992Frontline - In Search Of Truth In Wartime John Pilger traces the changing face of war-reporting from the Crimea through the two World Wars to Vietnam and the Falklands.
1993Cambodia: Return to Year ZeroJohn Pilger and David Munro discover startling new evidence that the deadly Pol Pot regime is on the brink of returning to power. Won a Certificate of Honourable Mention at the 1993 Chris Awards, Worthington, Ohio, USA (Columbus International Film & Video Festival)
1994Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (updated in 1999)The exposure of another terrible human tragedy to which governments turned a blind eye, East Timor - a tiny country off the northern tip of Australia - is ruled by bloodshed and fear. More than 200,000 people were wiped out by neighbouring Indonesia. Since East Timor's liberation in 1999, this film's contribution has been recognised worldwide. Won the Gold Award in the 'Political/International Issues category' (Film & Video Production division) at Worldfest-Houston, 1994; Certificate for Creative Excellence (third place) in the category of 'Documentary, Current Events, Special Events', at the U.S. Film & Video Festival in Chicago, 1994; Silver Plaque for 'Social/Political Documentary (National) category' at the Chicago International Film Festival, 1994; Audience Award for Best Documentary at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam, 1994; Certificate of Merit in the category of 'Documentary - Disputed Lands', Golden Gate Awards, San Francisco, 1995.
1994Flying the Flag, Arming the WorldJohn Pilger and David Munro look behind the political rhetoric and discover the world of international arms dealing. Won a Bronze Apple in the category of 'Domestic and International Concerns', National Educational Film & Video Festival, Oakland, California, 1995; Certificate of Honourable Mention in the 'International Relations' category, The Chris Awards (Columbus International Film Festival), Worthington, Ohio, 1995. 1995Vietnam: The Last BattleOn 30 April 1975, longest war this century in Vietnam came to a close. This film attempts to rescue Vietnam's past from media oblivion and describes its last battle against the forces of globalisation. Won the the Chris Statuette (the highest award given to film or video productions in each of the nine production divisions) for the 'Social Issues division' of the Chris Awards, Columbus International Film Festival, Worthington, Ohio, 1995; Silver Medal in the 'National/International Affairs category' of the New York Film & TV Festival, 1996; Gold Special Jury Award in the 'Film & Video Production division' of Worldfest-Charleston, Charleston, USA, 1995; Gold Apple (Best of Category award) in the 'International Social Issues category', National Educational Media Network Awards, Oakland, California, 1996; Silver Screen Award (second place) in the category of 'Politics, Government, Citizenship, World Relations, Civics', U.S. International Film & Video Festival, Chicago, USA, 1996.
1996Inside Burma: Land of Fear (updated 1998)John Pilger and David Munro go undercover in one of the world's most isolated, and extraordinary countries, Burma, which Amnesty International calls 'a prison without bars'. They discover slave labour preparing for tourism and foreign investment. International Actual Award for Risk Journalism, Barcelona, Spain, 1996; Bronze Plaque in the category of 'Social Issues - International Relations', The Chris Awards, Ohio, 1996; Gold Special Jury Award, 'Film & Video Production division', WorldFest-Charleston, 1996; Award for Best Factual Programme, RTS Midland Centre Awards, Birmingham, 1996; Gold Apple in the category 'Politics: Social organisations in other lands', National Educational Media Network Film & Video Competition at The 1997 NEMN Apple Awards, Oakland, California, 1997; the updated version won a Gold Special Jury Award in the 'Film & Video Production division', WorldFest-Houston, 1999.
1997Breaking the Mirror - The Murdoch EffectThe British public were told that the new information technology, heralded by The Sun's move to Wapping, would bring a greater variety of newspapers and a more diverse media. But it produced a contracted press controlled by ever fewer proprietors. John Pilger describes the downfall of his old paper and the all-pervasive influence of Rupert Murdoch.
1998South Africa: Apartheid did not DieJohn Pilger was banned from South Africa for his reporting during the apartheid era. On his return thirty years later with Alan Lowery, he describes the extraordinary generosity of a liberated people, but asks who are the true beneficiaries of a democracy - the black majority or the white minority? Won the Gold Award in the category of 'Film & Video Production: Political/International Issues', Worldfest-Flagstaff, 1998; Certificate for Creative Excellence (third place), U.S. International Film & Video Festival, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1999. 1999Welcome to AustraliaWith the run-up to the Sydney Olympics, John Pilger and Alan Lowery take a look at what's behind the curtain of hype and glamour. Australia's Aborigines are still exculded, impoverished and mistreated - while their part in the brilliant history of Australia's sports successes goes virtually unrecognized. Won the Gold Medal in the 'National/International Affairs category' of the 1999 New York Festivals TV Programming & Promotion competition, 2000; Gold Award in the Television Documentary & Information Programmes: 'Political/International Issues category' of WorldFest-Flagstaff, 1999
2000Paying The Price: Killing the Children of IraqJohn Pilger and Alan Lowery travel to Iraq with Denis Halliday, a former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations who resigned over what he called the "immoral policy" of economic sanctions. There they find a suffering nation held hostage to the compliance of a dictator, Saddam Hussein, over whom they have no control.
2001The New Rulers Of The WorldJohn Pilger explores the impact of globalisation, taking Indonesia as his prime example, a country that the World Bank described as a 'model pupil' until its 'globalised' economy collapsed in 1998. Under scrutiny are the increasingly powerful multinationals and the institutions that back them, notably the IMF and The World Bank. 2002Palestine Is Still The IssueJohn Pilger returns to the Occupied Teritories of the West Bank and Gaza where he filmed a documentary with the same title, about the same issues, in 1974. He finds the basic problems unchanged: a desperate, destitute people whose homeland is illegally occupied by the world's fourth biggest military power. He hears extraordinary stories from Palestinians, though most of his interviews are with Israelis whose voices are seldom heard, including the remarkable witness of a man who lost his daughter in a suicide bombing. This film was nominated for a BAFTA, a British Academy Award.
2003Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on TerrorThis film, set in Afghanistan, Iraq and Washington, looks at President Bush's 'war on terror' and the 'liberation' of countries where bloodshed and repression continue. In Afghanistan, Pilger investigates the claim that life has improved for the women of Iraq now that the Taliban have gone. In Washington, he interviews leading American officials, 'neo-cons' in the Bush regime. John Bolton, of the State Department, now the US Ambassador to the United Nations, says he regards the figure of 10,000 civilian deaths in Iraq as 'quite low'. Breaking the Silencewon a number of awards, and was nominated for a BAFTA, a British Academy Award.
2004Stealing a Nation Pilger tells a story literally 'hidden from history'. In the 1960s and 70s, British governments, conspiring with American officials, tricked into leaving, then expelled the entire population of the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean. The aim was to give the principal island of this Crown Colony, Diego Garcia, to the Americans who wanted it as a major military base. Indeed, from Diego Garcia US planes have since bombed Afghanistan and Iraq. The story is told by islanders who were dumped in the slums of Mauritius and in the words of the British officials who left a 'paper trail' of what the International Criminal Court now describes as 'a crime against humanity' . In March 2005, 'Stealing a Nation' was awarded Britain's most prestigous documentary prize - the Royal Television Society Award. More
2006War on Democracy'The War on Democracy' was John Pilger's first major film for the cinema. Set in Latin America and the US, it explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.

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