Stealing A Nation (Aus)

DV1, 2004

Stealing A Nation (Aus)
The island of Diego Garcia, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean and under Britsh rule, was chosen by the US as the site for their new base, later used to launch air strikes against Iraq and Afghanastan.

John Pilger unearths a powerful conspiracy by revealing the terrible human cost paid by the two thousand indigenous people on the island.

Brutally removed from their ancestral home, they were relocated against their will and forced to live in abject poverty while the British and American governments strengthened their economic and military relationship.

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