Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Documentary Wednesday: The War We Dont See

War. One of the most catalyzing forces for shaping the past decade and the century before. And a major hurtle to overcome for a brighter future. But how did it get this way? How do power holders keep so many thousands if not millions of people ready to fight and kill? Propaganda. No one uses it more than the War Machine, in-fact all modern day Propaganda which now surrounds us everyday in the movies and in the shows we watch has its roots in war. It's not something we can ignore forever, what better time than 2011.

"The new film 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?"

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