documentary, by John Pilger; 2010; main feature: 97 minutes + interview with Julian Assange: 62 minutes; language: English.
“A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war”
Dear friends, we would like to invite you to our next film screening. This time we have a documentary, “The War You Don’t See”, by John Pilger, the award winning director of “The War on Democracy” and “Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia”.
Following the recent publication of Chilcot report, we have received requests from our local communities for advice about any documentaries that were critical of the military action against Iraq in 2003. In this respect, we thought that this documentary would be among the most relevant titles.
John Pilger’s documentary analyses the war in modern times, from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq. It also has an in depth look into the role of mainstream media in manufacturing consent for wars and in justification of military solutions.
After the documentary (97 minutes), we will be also screening John Pilger’s full length interview (62 minutes) with Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Please note that, only for this month, due to the length of these two screenings, we will start at 6.30pm instead of the usual 7pm. From August onwards, we will switch back to the usual 7pm to 9pm routine. In between the documentary and the interview, there will be a 15 minute break so that our dear guests could have some fresh air and, should they wish, order food and drinks from The Blue Man bar section upstairs. We would like to thank to The Blue Man management and fantastic team again for continuing to welcome us with open arms in hosting our film screenings.
Euro-Mernet Film Club aims to raise awareness on social issues and promote the cultural heritage of diverse communities by screening films from around the world, with particular focus on Mediterranean, Middle East, and the entire Europe.
The films we screen are usually social comedies, satirical pieces, documentaries and similar independent productions. Sometimes our film screenings are followed by a talk by a director/producer/actor/actress themselves and/or a discussion between the guests on the film.
We have up to three film screenings per month, usually on Tuesday evenings. :-) All our film screenings are FREE. You are always welcome to enjoy a film.
More information about Euro-Mernet’s aims and activities including the latest listings on Euro-Mernet Film Club, please visit our website www.euromernet.org, or Facebook page:
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All our events, including Euro-Mernet Film Club screenings, are free; all welcome.
We look forward to seeing you. Best wishes from all of us here.
Love, Peace and Solidarity,