Here's another excellent documentary you'll never see on  New Zealand mainstream television. It has much more important things to screen like cooking shows and soap operas.

Such is the dire state of broadcasting in this country.

The War You Don't See is a 2010 British documentary film written, produced and directed by renowned journalist  John Pilger with Alan Lowery, which challenges the media for the role they played in the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine conflicts.

Pilger asks whether mainstream news has become an integral part of war-making. Pilger reflects on the history of the relationship between the media and government in times of conflict stretching back to World War I and explores the impact on the information fed to the public of the modern day practice of public relations in the guise of 'embedding' journalists with the military.

In his opening narration John Pilger quotes World War I British Prime Minister David Lloyd George's comment to Guardian editor C. P. Scott that, "If the people really knew the truth, the war would be stopped tomorrow."


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