Monday, February 15, 2010

John Pilger Calls the Oscars "a Con"

In a op-ed ("Why the Oscars are a Con?) for the website, Truthout, John Pilger, an Australian-born, London-based filmmaker and journalist, explains why he thinks that the Academy Awards are a con.

The Emmy-winner starts with this paragraph:

Why are so many films so bad? This year's Oscar nominations are a parade of propaganda, stereotypes and downright dishonesty. The dominant theme is as old as Hollywood: America's divine right to invade other societies, steal their history and occupy our memory. When will directors and writers behave like artists and not pimps for a world view devoted to control and destruction?

I highly recommend this article.


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