Monday, October 13, 2008

The War on Democracy

"there is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come" (Victor Hugo).

'The War on Democracy', directed by John Pilger & Chris Martin, won Best Documentary at the prestigious One World Media Awards in London on 12 June 2008. It beat a field that included the documentary Oscar winner, 'Taxi to the Dark Side'.

The citation read: "There are six criteria the judges are asked to use to select the winner of this award: the film's impact on public opinion, its appeal to a wide audience, its inclusion of voices from the developing world, its high journalistic or production standards, its success in conveying the impact of the actions of the world's rich on the lives of the poor and the extent to which it draws attention to possible solutions. One film met every one of these. It was the winner of the award: John Pilger's 'The War on Democracy'."

Watch the documentary.

1 comment:

cerebrator said...

Been eyeing this film but never got around to actually watching it until this entry... so thank you, it was a great watch.