The War You Don't See

This is John Pilger's second major film for cinema, after his 2006 award-winning The War on Democracy. A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, The War You Don’t See traces the history of ‘embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of World War I to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan. As weapons and propaganda are ever more sophisticated, the very nature of war has developed into an ‘electronic battlefield.’ But who is the real enemy today?

The film is made with John's long time collaborator Alan Lowery, who worked with him on The New Rulers of the World (2001), Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq (2000) and The Last Dream (1988).

In a unique alliance of TV and cinema, The War You Don't See received a simultaneous cinema release and TV broadcast in December 2010.

As of December 2012, the film continues to be popular at festivals and events worldwide.  

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Alan Lowery
John Pilger
Executive Producer: 
Christopher Hird
Joe Frost
Production company: 
Dartmouth Films