XXI Century: ...and nothing but the truth

In Part 3 the mainstream media is put on trial, including those news outlets, which sold their soul and worked as the propaganda arm of the Bush Administration.

Amongst the charges are: failure to cover massive anti-war demonstrations, failure to include opposing points of view, self-censorship on television and even in journals, willing co-optation through embedment in the armed forces, undemocratic concentration of media ownership in fewer and fewer hands, failure to provide context, such as the history of American foreign policy in the Middle East, and failure to report that the enormous weight of world public opinion opposed the war.

Those commenting include Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal, Howard Zinn, Princeton historian Arno Mayer, Greg Palast of the BBC and The Guardian, Katha Pollitt of The Nation, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Emily Reinhardt of Indymedia, and Danny Schechter of MediaChannel.org.

'An exceptionally well done panorama of significant political events surrounding September 11th, 2001 and the American Empire.' Willliam Blum

'Highly revealing! A documentary which celebrates the peace movement while fueling your rage to danger levels.' Red Pepper

Citation

Main credits

Zamparini, Gabriele (film director)
Zamparini, Gabriele (film producer)
Zamparini, Gabriele (screenwriter)
Zamparini, Gabriele (director of photography)
Meccoli, Lorenzo (film producer)
Meccoli, Lorenzo (screenwriter)
Meccoli, Lorenzo (director of photography)
Meccoli, Lorenzo (editor of moving image work)
Chomsky, Noam (on-screen participant)
Ratner, Michael (on-screen participant)
Tarazi, Monica (on-screen participant)
Cagan, Lesie (on-screen participant)
Goodman, Amy (on-screen participant)
Zinn, Howard (on-screen participant)
Vidal, Gore (on-screen participant)
Coen, Rachel (on-screen participant)
Seeger, Pete (on-screen participant)
White, Edmund (on-screen participant)
Pollitt, Katha (on-screen participant)
Foley, Michael (on-screen participant)
Mayer, Arno J. (on-screen participant)
Palast, Greg (on-screen participant)
Schechter, Danny (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Editor, Lorenzo Meccoli [and 5 others]; camera, lighting, and sound, Lorenzo Meccoli, Gabriele Zamparini.


Docuseek2 subjects

Distributor subjects

American Democracy
American Studies
Anthropology
Citizenship
Civil Liberties
Conflict Resolution
Ethics
Foreign Policy, US
History
Human Rights
Humanities
International Studies
Media Studies
Social Justice
Sociology
War and Peace

Keywords

mainstream media, propaganda, Bush administration, anti-war demonstrations, American foreign policy, Middle East, Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal, Howard Zinn, Arno Mayer, Greg Palast, Katha Pollitt, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, Emily Reinhardt, Danny Schechter; "...and nothing but the truth"; Bullfrog Films

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