The New Rulers of the World

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For the companion book, see The New Rulers of the World (book).
The New Rulers of the World
Screenshot of title card
Directed by Alan Lowery
Produced by John Pilger
Alan Lowery
Polly Bide
Written by John Pilger
Starring John Pilger
Stanley Fischer
Nicholas Stern
Susan George
George Monbiot
Vandana Shiva
Dita Sari
Music by Bob Dylan
Maddy Prior
Nick Russell-Pavier
Cinematography Preston Clothier
Jonathan Harrison
Edited by Joe Frost
Carlton Television
Running time 65 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The New Rulers of the World is a 2001 Carlton Television documentary written and presented by John Pilger which was directed by Alan Lowery. In the film, "Pilger investigates the realities of globalisation by taking a close look at Indonesia."[1][2]


John Pilger explores the impact of globalisation, taking Indonesia as his prime example, a country that the World Bank described as a "model pupil" until its 'globalised' economy collapsed in 1998. Under scrutiny are the increasingly powerful multinationals and the institutions that back them, notably the IMF and The World Bank.


Awards and festival screenings[edit]

  • Special Award, Prix Leonardo
  • Silver Hugo, Chicago International Television Competition
  • Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
  • MountainFilm, Telluride
  • Vermont International Film Festival
  • Global Justice Film Festival, Washington, DC
  • American Anthropological Association Conference
  • Taos Talking Picture Festival
  • Amnesty International Film Festival
  • Istanbul International Labor Film Festival

Companion book[edit]

John Pilger has also published as a collection of essays under the same title which explore similar themes.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "The New Rulers of the World". Bullfrog Films. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  2. ^ "John Pilger Filmography 1970-2008". Retrieved 2010-06-11. [dead link]