To celebrate International
Press Freedom Day the United
Nations invites you to
the screening of
THE WAR YOU DON’T SEE
May 5, 2011 at 6.30 pm
The documentary 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 in Iraq.
Documentary-maker John Pilger has returned to a subject
that can't be revived often enough: the grotesque untruth of "weapons of
mass destruction": a cloudy concept, eagerly amplified and lent
credibility by credulous and submissive journalists who, after 9/11, lost their
nerve en masse. Pilger's contention is that on Afghanistan, on Iraq and on
Israel and the Palestinian territories, the mainstream media simply take the
The film will be followed by a Q & A session with Mort Rosenblum (Reporter, author and educator). Afsané Bassir-Pour, UNRIC Director,
will moderate the discussion.
There is no entrance
fee, but as places are limited, we kindly ask you to register here. Registration will be closed on Wednesday, 4 May, at 5:30pm. If you do not receive a confirmation of your
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NB: The film and the debate are in English.
The film has a runtime of 95 minutes.
Polak Room, Ground Floor
Rue de la Loi