Večeras sam konačno pogledao film koji sam kupio uz knjigu koju je Bojan u svoje vreme preporučio, "Ne govori mi laži" - obe stvari od istog autora - Džona Pidžera.
Film se zove "Rat demokratiji" ("The war on democracy") i čini mi se da je ime nastalo kao ruganje poznatom terminu "Rat terorizmu" ("War on Terrorism").
Umesto da vam odmah, kao na prvoj stranici knjige Agate Kristi iz javne biblioteke, kažem kako je ubica u stvari poštar - preskočiću temu, ideju i "fabulu radnje" i preporučiti najavu filma sa youtube, koja može da se embeduje:
Oni koje zainteresuje ova najava ceo film mogu pogledati na Google video sajtu ovde.
Oni kojima se film i svidi, a mogu to sebi da priušte, mogu mi se pridružiti u finansiranju kvaliteta kupovinom - link na UK Amazon ovde. Shvatite ovo i kao moje viđenje o temi o kojoj smo razgovarali ovih dana - načinu finansiranja autorskih dela i medijskog sadržaja.
I na kraju nešto o možda najpoznatijem Pildžerovom projektu, "Godini nula" iz 1979 godine - njegovim rečima (prepisano sa wiki biografije linkovane gore na početku teksta):
The documentary as a television "event" can send ripples far and wide... 'Year Zero' not only revealed the horror of the Pol Pot years, it showed how Richard Nixon's and Henry Kissinger's "secret" bombing of that country had provided a critical catalyst for the rise of the Khmer Rouge. It also exposed how the west, led by the United States and Britain, was imposing an embargo, like a medieval siege, on the most stricken country on earth. This was a reaction to the fact that Cambodia's liberator was Vietnam - a country that had come from the wrong side of the Cold War and that had recently defeated the US. Cambodia's suffering was a wilful revenge. Britain and the US even backed Pol Pot's demand that his man continue to occupy Cambodia's seat at the UN, while Margaret Thatcher stopped children's milk going to the survivors of his nightmare regime. Little of this was reported. Had 'Year Zero' simply described the monster that Pol Pot was, it would have been quickly forgotten. By reporting the collusion of "our" governments, it told a wider truth about how the world was run. Within two days of 'Year Zero' going to air, 40 sacks of post arrived at ATV (later Central Television) in Birmingham - 26,000 first-class letters in the first post alone. The station quickly amassed £1m, almost all of it in small amounts. "This is for Cambodia," wrote a Bristol bus driver, enclosing his week's wage. Entire pensions were sent, along with entire savings. Petitions arrived at Downing Street, one after the other, for weeks. MPs received hundreds of thousands of letters, demanding that British policy change (which it did, eventually). And none of it was asked for. For me, the public response to 'Year Zero' gave the lie to clichés about "compassion fatigue", an excuse that some broadcasters and television executives use to justify the current descent into the cynicism and passivity of Big Brotherland. Above all, I learned that a documentary could reclaim shared historical and political memories, and present their hidden truths. The reward then was a compassionate and an informed public; and it still is."