Film still from <em>The Coming War on China</em>

Film still from The Coming War on China

The Coming War on China

  • Sun 3 Sep 2017
  • 4—6PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $12
  • Concession: Seniors, students, children (under 15) and community services card holders $10 (valid ID required)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated: Exempt

John Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the United States and the world's second economic power, China (both nuclear armed) are on the road to war.

From journalist provocateur John Pilger comes a compelling political documentary that highlights the growing likelihood of a second cold war, this time between the United States and China. 

A nuclear war between the US and China is not only imaginable but a current ‘contingency’, says the Pentagon.  John Pilger’s 60th film and first since 2013’s Utopia is his most urgent work to date and is both a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.  

The Coming War on China, filmed over two years across five potential flashpoints in Asia and the Pacific, reveals the build-up to war on more than 400 US military bases that encircle China in a ‘perfect noose’.

Using rare archive and remarkable interviews with witnesses, Pilger’s film discloses America’s secret history in the region – the destruction wrought by the equivalent of one Hiroshima every day for 12 years, and the top secret ‘Project 4.1’ that made guinea pigs of the population of the Marshall Islands.  In key interviews from Pentagon war planners to members of China’s confident new political class - who rarely feature in Western reports, Pilger’s film challenges the notion and propaganda of China as a new ‘enemy’.

UK, 2016, Colour, 113 min., Rated Exempt, Dir. John Pilger

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Poster for <em>The Coming War on China</em>

Poster for The Coming War on China

John Pilger, Director of <em>The Coming War on China</em>

John Pilger, Director of The Coming War on China

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