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John Pilger film banned by liberal US Lannan Foundation

 An article by Pilger and Paul Weideman can be found at this site. John Pilger is a well known journalist and documentary maker. The puzzling aspect of this situation is that no reason was given for the action and that the foundation has been a frequent supporter of those criticial of U.S. policy including Pilger himself.

Pilger says in an open letter to Noam Chomsky:I am writing to you and a number of other friends mostly in the US to alert you to the extraordinary banning of my film on war and media, 'The War You Don't See', and the abrupt cancellation of a major event at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe in which David Barsamian and I were to discuss free speech, US foreign policy and censorship in the media.

Pilger went on: ""Lannan invited me and David over a year ago and welcomed my proposal that they also host the US premiere of 'The War You Don't See', in which US and British broadcasters describe the often hidden part played by the media in the promotion of war, notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. The film has been widely acclaimed in the UK and Australia; the trailer and reviews are on my website ""

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