John Pilger Videos

The majority of John Pilger's 60 documentaries and films are available to watch in their entirety on this page, along with a selection of interviews, speeches and other videos featuring John Pilger. Many of the notes are written by Anthony Hayward, author of John Pilger's filmography, 'In the Name of Justice' (Bloomsbury 2001).

The Dirty War on the NHS

2019. John Pilger exposes the privatisation and destruction of the NHS.

The Dirty War on the NHS trailer

Pilger investigates the campaign to dismantle Britain's pioneering National Health Service and privatise it off 'by stealth'.

The Coming War on China (English subtitles)

2016. John Pilger's 60th documentary is both a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.

The Coming War on China (Chinese subtitles)


The Coming War on China

2016. John Pilger's 60th documentary is both a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.

John Pilger delivers the Abdulhay Ahmed Saloojee Trust Memorial Lecture

John Pilger delivers an inaugural lecture in Cape Town in memory of the anti-apartheid campaigner, Abdulhay Ahmed Saloojee.

Trailer: The Coming War on China

2016. New John Pilger film released in the UK on 1 December.

Utopia (subtitled version)

2013. An investigation into Australia's suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.


2013. An investigation into Australia's suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.

John Pilger speaking on Invasion Day 2016

On 26 January 2016, John Pilger spoke at a rally at Sydney Town Hall on the hidden meaning of 'Survival Day'.

John Pilger addresses mass Indigenous rights rally in Sydney

Watch John Pilger speak in Belmore Park on 1 May 2015 as part of the second National Day of Action.

John Pilger's video message about Utopia

Pilger explains the background to 'Utopia' and how little has changed since his first film about indigenous Australia in 1985

Utopia trailer

The official trailer for 'Utopia', John Pilger's new 2013 film about indigenous Australia

The War You Don't See

2011. Powerful investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting.

Media and War: Challenging the Consensus

John Pilger addresses 'Media and War' conference at Goldsmith's College, University of London, 17 November 2012

Breaking Australia's silence: WikiLeaks and freedom

A major public forum featuring John Pilger at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 16 March 2011.

Julian Assange in conversation with John Pilger

An extended interview with Julian Assange recorded during filming of John Pilger's latest film 'The War You Don't See'

John Pilger defends Julian Assange

15 December 2010. An interview with John Pilger on Democracy Now! in which he defends WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange

The War You Don't See trailer

The official trailer for John Pilger's new film, 'The War You Don't See', in UK cinemas from 12 December 2010

Sydney Peace Prize 2009

John Pilger delivers the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House

Socialism 2009: Obama and Empire

John Pilger speaks at Socialism 2009 in San Francisco

The War On Democracy

2007. The story of the manipulation of Latin America by the United States over the past 50 years, including the real story behind the attempted overthrow of Hugo Chávez in 2002 (with English subtitles)

The War On Democracy (versión en español)

2007. La historia del manipulación de países latinoamericanos por Estados Unidos durante los últimos 50 años, inclusive la verdad detrás del derrocamiento procurado del Hugo Chávez en 2002

Hay Festival 2006

John Pilger at The Guardian Hay Festival.

Stealing A Nation

2004. The plight of the Chagos Islands, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled by British Governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s to make way for an American military base.

Breaking The Silence: Truth And Lies In The War On Terror

2003. An investigation into the discrepancies between the American and British justification for 'War on Terror' and the facts on the ground in Afghanistan and Washington DC.

Palestine Is Still the Issue

2002. The Palestinians right of return was affirmed by the United Nations more than half a century ago, but they are still caught in a terrible limbo, refugees in their own land, controlled by Israel in the longest military occupation in modern times.

The New Rulers Of The World

2001. An analysis of a new global economy run by government backed multinational companies who are further widening the gulf between the rich and the poor.

Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq

An analysis of the effect of economic sanctions on Iraq.

Welcome to Australia

An examination of the exclusion of Australia's Aborigines.

The Timor Conspiracy (Update)

The betrayal of the East Timorese by the international community.

Apartheid Did Not Die

An analysis of South Africa's new, democratic regime.

Portrait of Courage

Pro-democracy advocate and prisoner of conscience Aung San Suu Kyi is interviewed by John Pilger.

Inside Burma: Land of Fear

An undercover investigation of slave labour in Burma.

Vietnam: The Last Battle

1995. Twenty years after the Vietnam War, Pilger returns to the country to investigate the country's latest battle against economic slavery.

Flying the Flag, Arming the World

An investigation of the world of international arms dealing.

Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy

An exploration of the situation in East Timor - a country ruled by bloodshed and fear.

Cambodia: Return to Year Zero

John Pilger shows how the UN has allowed the Khmer Rouge to grow stronger.

War By Other Means

An investigation into the crippling levels of debt paid by Third World Countries.

Cambodia: The Betrayal

The plight of a people who have struggled to rebuild their stricken country.

Cambodia: Year Ten (Update)

The British government and the UN react to the outcry over the situation in Cambodia.

Cambodia: Year Ten

An examination of how the UN protected and revitalised the Khmer Rouge.

The Last Dream: Other People's Wars

A look at the complicated relationship that Australians have with war.

The Last Dream: Secrets

An investigation of the massive racial inequalities in Australian society.

The Last Dream: Heroes Unsung

An examination of the land stolen from aborigines by British settlers.

Japan Behind the Mask

A look at Japanese society and its emergent nationalism.

The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back

The shameful history of persecution of the Aborigines in Australia.

Burp! Pepsi v Coke in the Ice Cold War

A look at the worldwide struggle for soft drink supremacy

The Outsiders: Patsy Spybey

John Pilger talks to Patsy Spybey

The Outsiders: Costa-Gavras

John Pilger talks to Costa-Gavras

The Outsiders: Salman Rushdie

John Pilger talks to Salman Rushdie

The Outsiders: David Williamson

John Pilger talks to David Williamson

The Outsiders: Wilfred Burchett

John Pilger talks to Wilfred Burchett

The Outsiders: Jessica Mitford

John Pilger talks to Jessica Mitford

The Outsiders: Martha Gellhorn

John Pilger talks to Martha Gellhorn

The Outsiders: Helen Suzman

John Pilger talks to Helen Suzman

The Outsiders: Sean MacBride

John Pilger talks to Sean MacBride

Nicaragua: A Nation's Right to Survive

How can a country survive when its jungle borders hold 4000 hostile troops?

Frontline: The Search for Truth in Wartime

An investigation of the changing face of war reporting.

The Truth Game

The worldwide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race is scrutinised.


The shabby treatment of returning combat soldiers from Vietnam is investigated.

Cambodia: Year One

The effect of aid to Cambodia and the extent of the country's new-found stability.

The Mexicans

A report on political repression in Mexico.

Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia

The shocking state of Cambodia after Pol Pot's murderous regime.

Do You Remember Vietnam

Three years after the fall of Saigon, Pilger returns to examine the new regime.

An Unjustifiable Risk

An investigation of the risks and rewards of plutonium usage and the use of fast-breeder reactors.

Dismantling a Dream

Spending cuts highlight the shameful neglect of the NHS.

A Faraway Country

An examination of the Czech Underground known as the Charter 77 Movement.

Street of Joy

How can product marketing methods be applied to politics?

Pyramid Lake is Dying

An investigation into the lamentable state of a paiute reservation in the Nevada desert.

Zap! The Weapon is Food

An investigation of the US policy that makes food more powerful than oil.

Pilger in Australia

A candid look at the highs and lows of Australian society.

A Nod and a Wink

The use of Conspiracy laws in British justice.

To Know Us is to Love Us

The public reaction to a Vietnamese refugee camp constructed outside an American town.

Smashing Kids

Hunger and malnutrition - directly caused by the welfare state.

Mr. Nixon's Secret Legacy

Counterforce: the prosecution of a flexible, acceptable nuclear war.

Nobody's Children

The plight of mentally handicapped children held in appalling circumstances.

An Unfashionable Tragedy

The plight of the Bangladeshi during the horrors of the famine.

One British Family

Viewing the racial minefield of British society through the eyes of a black family.

The Most Powerful Politician in America

A revealing portrayal of bigoted Alabama governor George Wallace.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Highlighting the issue of innocent people confined to prisons on remand.

Thalidomide: The Ninety-Eight We Forgot

Why are 98 of the affected families not allowed compensation?

Vietnam: Still America's War

1974. Investigating the aftermath in Vietnam following the ceasefire.

Conversations with a Working Man

1971. Investigating the plight of working Britons who feel they have no say in their future.

Vietnam: The Quiet Mutiny

The incredible account of the break-up of the US military in Vietnam

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