John Pilger investigates the media’s role in war, tracing the history of ’embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of the First World War through to the destruction of Hiroshima, the invasion of Vietnam and the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
As the nature of war has changed, who is the real enemy today? Is it the people at home watching TV? And is the journalist’s job to normalise the unthinkable? The film contains shocking, never before seen footage from Iraq and Afghanistan and revealing interviews with former BBC reporter Rageh Omaar and former CBS anchor Dan Rather.