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John Pilger: Breaking the Mirror

Synopsis
Documentary. Originally broadcast in 1997, the film considers the downfall of the newspaper Pilger worked on for 23 years: a popular, intelligent tabloid once read by a quarter of the British population and which reflected its readers’ concerns. Pilger asks why the qualities seen in the Daily Mirror prior to the 1970s are no longer apparent, examining the contraction of the press following the Sun’s symbolic move to Wapping, coverage of the Hillsborough disaster, the fate of the Daily Mirror under Robert Maxwell, and the stranglehold of Rupert Murdoch.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Year of production
1997
Notes
Includes a new introduction by John Pilger recorded in 2014.
Subjects
Media studies; Politics & government
Keywords
journalism; newspapers; Murdoch, Rupert; Pilger, John; Daily Mail

Credits

Director
David Munro
Contributor
John Pilger

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 mins
Year
2015

Distributor

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
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Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.

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