John Pilger created this documentary to show how the media are controlled by Governments and Military/Intelligence organisations in times of war or conflict.
A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq.
As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an electronic battlefield in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?
Please note that this documentary contains some scenes of dead bodies which some people may find too hard to take, however this film exposes the true face of war that the media does not like to show.