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Democracy on Deadline
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(Icarus Films, 2006), 1 hour 54 mins
If, as the saying goes, information is power, then journalists can be seen as watchdogs of our government leaders and custodians of the public good, providing truthful information to help citizens build or preserve democratic societies. DEMOCRACY ON DEADLINE is a comprehensive look at journalists worldwide, work...
(Icarus Films, 2006), 1 hour 54 mins
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30 Second Democracy
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(Icarus Films, 1997), 51 mins

:30 Second Democracy explores the disturbing relationship between political parties and the advertising industry during election campaigns. Through television advertising, techniques perfected to sell commercial products are readily applied to political candidates, turning elections into marketing exercises and...

(Icarus Films, 1997), 51 mins
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Independent Intervention
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(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 52 mins

'It shows the absolutely critical importance of the independent media, which, in a culture dominated by corporate wealth, gives us hope for democracy.' Howard Zinn, Professor Emeritus of History, Boston University'A damning critique of the mainstream news media's gung-ho coverage of the Iraq invasion.' Joseph Ge...

(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 52 mins
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Gore Vidal
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(Bullfrog Films, 2014), 1 hour 29 mins
the film is impressive in the balance and nuance it achieves, presenting a subtler version of Vidal beyond the practiced personality he contrived and performed for the popular media and public display, and presents a sophisticated portrait of an intellectually sophisticated and challenging thinker and writer - a p...
(Bullfrog Films, 2014), 1 hour 29 mins
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The War You Don't See
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(Bullfrog Films, 2011), 1 hour 37 mins

Following his award-winning documentary The War on Democracy, John Pilger's new film is a powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war. The War You Don't See traces the history of `embedded' and independent reporting from the carnage of World War I to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from t...

(Bullfrog Films, 2011), 1 hour 37 mins
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Eye to Eye, Episode 26, Errol Fabien
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directed by Ricky Latiff, fl. 1981; produced by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975, Banyan Productions; interview by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975, in Eye to Eye, Episode 26 (2011), 48 mins
Christopher Laird's talks to broadcaster, comedian, filmmaker and cultural activist Errol Fabien about his sense of nationalism and regionalism, tell his story from rehab and relation to Banyan and Gayelle, his inability to read at length, Naparima College, His work as Carnival tent Master of Ceremony, his tutel...
directed by Ricky Latiff, fl. 1981; produced by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975, Banyan Productions; interview by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975, in Eye to Eye, Episode 26 (2011), 48 mins
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Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
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directed by Fredrik Gertten, 1956-; produced by Margarete Jangård, fl. 1999-2015, WG Film (Santa Monica, CA: The Video Project, 2012), 1 hour 30 mins
What is the impact on freedom of speech and the press when a big corporation attempts to suppress criticism and manipulate the media? Documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten found out when he debuted his previous film, Bananas!, which portrays the struggle of 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers who brought a lawsuit ch...
directed by Fredrik Gertten, 1956-; produced by Margarete Jangård, fl. 1999-2015, WG Film (Santa Monica, CA: The Video Project, 2012), 1 hour 30 mins
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The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon
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directed by Tony Hall, 1948- and Christopher Laird, fl. 1975; produced by Bruce Paddington, fl. 1974-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, tve and Banyan Productions (Banyan Productions, 1992), 48 mins
Produced as part of the BBC/TVE Developing World series, Dish is a lively and entertaining sweep through the Caribbean looking at the effect of US television programming on local culture. Winner of Best Video Documentary and Best Film on the Environment at Images Caraibes Third Caribbean Film festival 1992 and...
directed by Tony Hall, 1948- and Christopher Laird, fl. 1975; produced by Bruce Paddington, fl. 1974-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, tve and Banyan Productions (Banyan Productions, 1992), 48 mins
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Other Side of the News, Entertainment News or Entertainment?
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directed by David Deutsch, 1926-1981; produced by Jay W. Brown and Abigail Pogrebin, 1965-, in Other Side of the News (New York, NY: Ruth Friendly, 1991), 1 hour 28 mins
Moderated panel discussion of television talk show hosts, broadcasting executives and newspaper editors on issues of sensationalism, taste and respect for privacy in the news media.
directed by David Deutsch, 1926-1981; produced by Jay W. Brown and Abigail Pogrebin, 1965-, in Other Side of the News (New York, NY: Ruth Friendly, 1991), 1 hour 28 mins
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Eye to Eye, Season 4, Episode 10, Sunity Maharaj
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directed by Ricky Latiff, fl. 1981; produced by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975, Banyan Productions; interview by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975, in Eye to Eye, Season 4, Episode 10 (Trinidad and Tobago, 2010), 48 mins
Christopher Laird talks to journalist and publisher Sunity Maharaj about the General election a few days prior to taping, about the start of Gayelle:The Channel, the development of political leadership, the challenges and development of publishing of the Trinidad & Tobago Review of which she is the editor, her chi...
directed by Ricky Latiff, fl. 1981; produced by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975, Banyan Productions; interview by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975, in Eye to Eye, Season 4, Episode 10 (Trinidad and Tobago, 2010), 48 mins
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