BREAKING THE SILENCE PART 2 OF 3
"With a subject so loaded, writer-journalist John Pilger must marshal-and succeeds at doing so-an impressive array of speakers whose many areas of expertise contradict official versions and confront the placidity and ignorance of the U.S. viewing public... Pilger's message has historical importance for concerned citizens, but it is important for students of anthropology, in particular. It can make significant contributions in classes on the anthropology of human rights, political and visual anthropology, the Middle East, unpopular culture, women's studies, and discourse analysis. Breaking the Silence presents a model of courage, because it speaks truth to power. Pilger confronts high-ranking Washington war spokesmen and think-tank dogmatists unflinchingly, and with a mastery of facts... The film is of interest to anthropologists of media because it experiments interestingly with media styles and worlds, juxtaposing ethnographic interviews, verite footage, processed imagery, and televised mainstream speeches."
Peter Biella, Ph.D., San Francisco State University, review for American Anthropologist