The War on Democracy

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The War on Democracy
Directed by Christopher Martin
John Pilger
Produced by Wayne Young
Written by John Pilger
Studio Youngheart Entertainment
Granada Productions
Distributed by Lions Gate
Release dates 15 June 2007 (United Kingdom)
Running time 96 min.
Language English

The War on Democracy is a 2007 documentary film directed by the British filmmakers Christopher Martin and John Pilger, who also wrote the screenplay.[1] 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.

Production[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Distribution[edit]

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.[2] 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.[citation needed]

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Box office[edit]

The War on Democracy grossed $199,500 at the box office in Australia.[3]

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