The War on Democracy
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|The War on Democracy|
|Directed by||Christopher Martin
|Produced by||Wayne Young|
|Written by||John Pilger|
|Distributed by||Lions Gate|
|Release date(s)||15 June 2007 (United Kingdom)|
|Running time||96 min.|
The War on Democracy is a 2007 documentary film directed by the British filmmakers Christopher Martin and John Pilger, who also wrote the screenplay. Focusing on the political states of nations in Latin America, the film is a rebuke of both the United States' intervention in foreign countries' domestic politics and its "War on Terrorism". The film was first released in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2007.
The film was produced over a two-year period. Carl Deal, chief archivist on the Michael Moore films Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, provided the archive footage used in the film. It is mastered in high-definition video.
The War on Democracy was screened at both the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and the Galway Film Festival. The film was sold to distributors Lionsgate for distribution in the U.K. and Hopscotch distribution in Australia and New Zealand. Pre-release screening took place at two Fopp locations on June 12, 2007, including one that was followed by a question and answer session with co-director John Pilger.
- Original Music - Jesper Mattsson and Makoto Sakamoto
- "A Change Is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke
- "(Something Inside) So Strong" - Labi Siffre
- "La Soga" - Ali Primera
- "Jääkärien Marssi OP. 91A" - Jean Sibelius
- "Plegaria a un Labrador" - Víctor Jara
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The War on Democracy grossed $199,500 at the box office in Australia.
- Bolivarian revolution
- Hugo Chávez
- Economy of Venezuela
- The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, documentary filmed from within the Chavez camp during the failed coup of 2002.
- The War on Democracy, Complete documentary online, at www.johnpilger.com
- "Have Your Say - Live!!!, with John Pilger", BBC News World
- Review, Empire
- Review, NarcoNews
- The War on Democracy at the Internet Movie Database