John Pilger - The Dirty War on the NHS
Wednesday 07 February 2024
THE DIRTY WAR ON THE NHS
Presented by Jose Cifuentes, Volcano and R*E*P*E*A*T in association with Bullfrog Communities.
As a tribute to the late journalist and film-maker John Pilger, who died on 30 December 2023, we are screening his 2019 documentary about the ongoing assault on universal public health provision by private interests.
“Let’s remember, salute and thanks John Pilger’s life. Swansea says good bye to John Pilger, a journalist who help us to open our eyes and minds to the national and international crimes carried out by the powerful against weak countries and people. Please join us, come along and let’s continue raising our volces for social justice and peace in Wales, the UK, Palestine and all over the world.” Jose Cifuentes
Plus intro, music, bites and bar.
Doors 18:00. Film 19:00 (Running time 106 minutes)
Tickets £5 – £20
Britain’s National Health Service, the NHS, was the world’s first universal public health service. Designed to give millions of people “freedom from fear” following World War II, Pilger argues that the NHS today is under threat of being sold off and converted to a free market model inspired by America’s disastrous health insurance system, which results in the unnecessary death every year of an estimated 45,000 people.
Filmed in Britain and the United States just prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, this timely and compelling documentary by BAFTA and Emmy award-winning journalist John Pilger reveals what may be the last battle to preserve the most fundamental human right of all.
Produced by John Pilger
Writer: John Pilger
Editor: Joe Frost
Director of Photography: Owen Scurfield
Assistant Producer: Emily Keen
Executive Producer: Christopher Hird
A Dartmouth Films Production