The War on Democracy

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary people to free themselves from poverty and racism. Since the mid 19th Century Latin America has been the 'backyard' of the US, a collection of mostly vassal states whose compliant and often brutal regimes have reinforced the 'invisibility' of their majority peoples. The film reveals similar CIA policies to be continuing in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon. The rise of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez despite ongoing Washington backed efforts to unseat him in spite of his overwhelming mass popularity, is democratic in a way that we have forgotten or abandoned in the west. True Democracy being a solid 80% voter turnout in support of Chavez in over 6 elections.


New Zealand
Domestic ()
Summary Details
DistributorHopscotch Films
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1 theaters
Release DateMar 6, 2008
Running Time1 hr 36 min
In Release301 days/43 weeks
Widest Release5 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Mar 6-932$1,189-1-$1,189$1,1891
Mar 20-2327$2,117-2-$1,058$6,3623
Mar 27-3034$1,244-41.2%2-$622$8,0744
Apr 3-630$2,598+108.8%5+3$519$11,8665
Apr 10-1328$3,055+17.6%3-2$1,018$16,2716
Apr 17-2024$5,313+73.9%5+2$1,062$23,9097
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May 1-434$1,660-42.9%5-$332$31,9529
May 8-1133$562-66.1%2-3$281$32,33710
May 15-1834$401-28.6%2-$200$33,23911
May 29-Jun 127$2,347-4-$586$38,42713
Jun 5-831$220-90.6%2-2$110$38,52014
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