THE WAR YOU DON’T SEE
Alan Lowery, John Pilger, UK, 2010, [PG] English, 97 mins
'The War You Don't See' is a powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war. Tracing the history of 'embedded' and ‘independent’ reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an 'electronic battlefield' in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?
THEY CALL US MAIDS: THE DOMESTIC WORKERS’ STORY
Leeds Animated Workshop, 2015, [E] English,7 mins
The domestic workers’ story. tells of thousands of women from extremely poor backgrounds, from such countries as the Philippines, Indonesia, South Asia or the continent of Africa. They find work abroad to support their families. Mostly employed as ‘maids’ in foreign households and many find themselves trapped in conditions of great hardship and isolation. Based on the real life stories of migrant domestic workers, the programme uses vivid watercolour animation to reveal some disturbing truths about present-day slavery. Made in consultation with Justice 4 Domestic Workers (www.j4dw.com)
Discussion: led by Samir Ramadani, writer and senior lecturer,
Campaign for Press Freedom,
Invited John Pilger, film-director and journalist
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