The War on Democracy

The War on Democracy

Director: Chris Martin, John Pilger Cast: John Pligo


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The groundbreaking leftwing journalists-cum-filmmakers Chris Martin and John Pilger helm the muckraking social activist documentary The War on Democracy - an unflinching dissection and evisceration of U.S. policies in Latin America during the second half of the 20th century. Beginning with interviewee Hugo Chávez's U.S.-suppressed attempts at Venezuelan social reform, and moving forward to such events as the 1954 CIA-backed overthrow of Jacobo Guzman in Guatemala and the U.S. government's decision to support the death squads in El Salvador during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Pilger and Martin hauntingly demonstrate the United States' aggressive attempts to thwart and squelch democratic movements in the Third World. Additional interviewees include: U.S. congressman José Serrano, former U.S. ambassador to Chilé Nathaniel Davis and historian Greg Grandin, among others.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2011
UPC: 0761326751525
Original Release: 2006
Source: Bullfrog Films
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 36,739

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- War on Democracy
1. Introduction [:06]
2. Chavez And Venezuela [2:28]
3. A Change in the Barrios [4:51]
4. Social Gains for the Poor [5:13]
5. The Rich and the Media [1:53]
6. The Attempted Coup [5:42]
7. US Media Coverage [9:15]
8. The People Fight Back [1:43]
9. US Government Complicity [4:19]
10. The American Empire [2:42]
11. The Case of Guatemala [1:29]
12. The Case of Cuba [5:13]
13. The Chase of Chile [2:57]
14. Duane Clarridge, CIA [9:25]
15. The School of the Americas [3:42]
16. Central America in the 80s [4:02]
17. Neoliberalism [4:30]
18. ...and It's Effects [3:28]
19. Bolivia Today [3:39]
20. The Fall of Bolivia's 'El Gringo' [5:15]
21. Evo Morales and the New Latin America [5:02]
22. Conclusion [3:42]
23. Credits [1:17]

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