In the UK we have a major TV channel called ITV. On the whole its pretty terrible, with a programming-lite policy of soap operas and phone in quiz shows. However in the 70s and 80s they financed and screened documentaries by film maker and journalist John Pilger. He is one of the few UK journalists that has been tirelessly reporting the severe political and economical problems that face the peoples of Latin America, that the UK media generally chooses to ignore. In 1983, ITV screened Pilger’s film ‘Nicaragua: A Nation’s right to survive’ which exposed the massacres in Nicaragua by the US backed contras against the Sandinista revolutionary government supporters.
Last night ITV screened an excellent new film by Pilger (questionable trailer above) about the resistance of the Latin American people against the apalling trade sanctions, strangulating economical grip and outright murder of the US government’s current foreign policy in Latin American countries.
It was much better that “How clean is your house” which what they normally screen.