14-21 Sept 2006. The work of veteran campaigning journalist and film maker John Pilger is celebrated in this festival of documentary films covering the period 1970-2006. Pilger introduces the opening gala with an extract from his latest work, currently still in production, The War on Democracy, followed by the screening of the award-winning Breaking the Silence, Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2003). Other highlights include Vietnam. The Last Battle an attempt to rescue Vietnams past (1995) (15 Sept), South Africa. Apartheid Did Not Die(1998) (17 Sept), Japan Behind the Mask (1987) (18 Sept), Inside Burma, Land of Fear (1996) (19 Sept) and Year Zero. The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979) (21 Sept). The festival ends with a screening of Stealing a Nation (2004), winner of Britains most prestigious documentary prize from the Royal Television Society (21 Sept at 20.40). Admission opening gala 9.50, concessions 8. All other screenings 7, concessions 6. Four-film discount 20. For times and film titles see website.
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The John Pilger Film Festival.
Cinemas 1 & 2 of the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London. By Underground Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines to Barbican. By train City Thameslink to Barbican and Moorgate. By bus 153 from Liverpool Street Station. Tel. +44 (0)2076388891