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This documentary confirmed my worst suspicions about Fox "News". As a European in the US I was shocked to watch biased, unresearched vitriol spew out of a channel which then sanctimoniously called itself a news channel. The documentary shows employee after employee confirm what most in the industry already know. Interference with news content, selection and misrepresentation of news content, presentation of opinion as news content. Murdoch makes Citizen Kane look like a saint. Unfortunately, this is not a movie, it is for real. It is not much of a democracy when one man (Rupert Murdoch) can decide the presidency of the United States. (And he not even a US native).

PG from Dublin Ireland, on IMDB


Lawyer Jacques Vergès has spent his life defending the indefensible. The son of a French father and a Vietnamese mother, he forged his reputation pleading for the darling of the Algerian liberation movement, Djamila Bouhired (whom he would eventually marry). However, he is now best known as counsel for such 20th-century monsters as Klaus Barbie - the Nazi known as the "Butcher of Lyon" - and notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal. Yet, as director Barbet Schroeder reveals in this compelling documentary, Vergès isn't simply a maverick with an addiction to contentious cases. He accepts briefs that he believes will help him unveil hypocrisy at the heart of French society. Schroeder fails to press Vergès on his views on Israel and his relationship with Cambodia's murderous dictator Pol Pot, but few film-makers have exposed global political reality quite so persuasively.


What would be the shortest route between Entre Ros in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the centre of the earth, since the two places are antipodes: they are located diametrically opposite to each other on the earth's surface.

During his visits to four such antipodal pairs, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky captured images that turn our view of the world upside down. A beautiful, peaceful sunset in Entre Ros is contrasted with the bustling streets in rainy Shanghai. People who live in a wasteland are connected to people dwelling next to a volcano. Landscapes whose splendour touches the soul are juxtaposed with the clamour of a vast city. These antipodes seem mythically connected, somehow united by their oppositeness.

Kossakovsky's movie is a feast for the senses, a fascinating kaleidoscope of our planet. Vivan Las Antipodas! - Long Live The Antipodes!

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