June 07, 2012
from YouTube Website
John Pilger's 2007 documentary explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
Pilger claims that the film,
According to Pilger, the film's message is that the greed and power of empire is not invincible and that people power is always the "seed beneath the snow".
Pilger interviews several ex-CIA agents who purportedly took part in secret campaigns against democratic countries and who he claims are profiting from the war in Iraq.
He investigates the
School of the Americas in the U.S.
state of Georgia, where General Pinochet's torture squads were reportedly
trained along with tyrants and death-squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador,
Brazil and Argentina.
An unabashed socialist, Chavez has thrown out American control in Venezuela, and has gone a long way in convincing his neighbors to do the same. However, the beauty of this film is much more than its discussion of Venezuela.
Pilger goes through the history of several countries other Latin American countries weaving them into the bigger picture, thoroughly explaining many of the important details. Its rare to find such a comprehensive history of US involvement in Latin America.
Pilger tries establish how the system has evolved from physical control to financial control in today's era.
Pilger has mastered obtaining great interviews.
For example, in this film he interviews the head former head of CIA involvement in Latin America as well as interviews an American nun who was tortured in Guatemala in 1989.