The Coming War on China

Directed by John Pilger Upcoming Screenings

Film Overview: The Coming War on China

Running time: 1hr 53min

Rating: Exempt from Classification

In John Pilger’s 60th film for ITV, The Coming War on China shed lights on an issue missed by mainstream media. Two nuclear armed nations, the US and the world’s second biggest economic power, China, are on the road to war.

Amid The Coming War on China providing a very timely warning, John Pilger also presents an inspiring story of resistance.

While the media has given some attention (and rightly so) to concerns about Russia, what is happening in the Pacific has been ignored. Simmering territorial disputes in the South China Sea are the tip of the iceberg, as the Obama administration has overseen the largest buildup of nuclear arsenal in history. Much of this increase has been directed to the “pivot to Asia”, providing a clear focus from the US on the region. It is clear, that the US is ready to aggressively counter any Chinese aspiration to convert commercial prosperity into regional power.

Pilger provides historical context to what these moves represent, filling in the gaps to the strategic moves being made. Added to this, the recent moves of Donald Trump, encouraging America to consider China the enemy, it seems the buildup to war has no signs of abating any time soon. Overall, Pilger’s film, The Coming War on China, provides a corrective view to the indifference and complacency that has plagued the new war-game scenario building in the Pacific.

Published Articles & Reviews

Karl Quinn – The Sydney Morning Herald. 

” It’s dramatic stuff. But is he perhaps over-emphasising the American risk and downplaying the significance of the Chinese build-up in order to make his point?

No, he insists. “The point I make in the film is that one-sided news suppresses the degree of danger we face,” he says. “The fact that China itself is surrounded by US bases, with American ships, missiles and bombers on its doorstep, has been virtually ignored. Once you fill in the whole picture, the pattern is clear. With every American move in the region, China reacts.”

 

 

 

“The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable” John Pilger

The Coming War on China

Upcoming Screenings

Friday 10th February - Carlton VIC

Cinema: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC

Time: 6:30pm 10th February 2017   Buy tickets

***Q & A with director John Pilger will follow the screening***

Thursday 16th February - Newtown NSW

Cinema: Dendy Cinemas, 261-263 King Street, Newtown NSW

Time: 16th February 2017  Buy tickets

***Q & A with director John Pilger will follow the screening***

Wednesday 22nd February - Adelaide

Cinema: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Time: 7pm 22nd February 2017  Buy tickets

Thursday 23rd February - Rosebud VIC

Cinema: Rosebud Cinema, 30 Rosebud Parade, Rosebud VIC 3939

Time: 23rd February 2017 Buy tickets

Thurs 23rd February - Dendy Cinemas Canberra

Cinema: Dendy Cinemas, Level 2, North Quarter, Canberra Centre 148 Bunda Street

Time: 23rd February 2017  Buy tickets

***Q & A with director John Pilger will follow the screening***

Sunday 26th February - New Farm Cinema Brisbane

Cinema: New Farm Six Cinema, 701 Brunswick St New Farm, QLD 4005

Time: 4.30pm 26th February 2017  Buy tickets

Sunday 26th February - Adelaide

Cinema: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Time: 4pm 26th February 2017  Buy tickets

Wednesday 1st March - Cremorne NSW

Cinema: Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, 380 Military Road, Cremorne NSW 2090

Time: 6:20pm 1st March 2017  Buy tickets

***Q & A with director John Pilger will follow the screening***

Friday 3rd March - Adelaide

Cinema: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Time: 1pm 3rd March 2017  Buy tickets

Sunday 5th March - Adelaide

Cinema: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Time: 4:45pm 5th March 2017  Buy tickets

Monday 6th March - Parramatta NSW

Cinema: Raffertys Theatre, Corner Church St & Market St, Parramatta NSW

Time: 6pm Monday 6th March 2017  Buy tickets

***Q & A with director John Pilger will follow the screening***

Thursday 9th March - Northbridge WA

Cinema: Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St Northbridge WA 6003

Time: Thursday 9th March 2017  Buy tickets

Friday 10th March - Adelaide

Cinema: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Time: 11am 10th March 2017  Buy tickets

Sunday 12th March - Adelaide

Cinema: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Time: 4pm 12th March 2017  Buy tickets

Monday 13th March - New Farm Cinema Brisbane

Cinema: New Farm Six Cinema, 701 Brunswick St New Farm, QLD 4005

Time: 6.30pm 13th March 2017  Buy tickets

Friday 17th March - Adelaide

Cinema: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Time: 1pm 17th March 2017  Buy tickets

Saturday 18th March - Parramatta NSW

Cinema: Raffertys Theatre, Corner Church St & Market St, Parramatta NSW

Time: 7pm Saturday 18th March 2017  Buy tickets

Thursday 23rd March - Empire Cinema Bowral NSW

Cinema: Raffertys Theatre, Corner Church St & Market St, Parramatta NSW

Time: TBC  Buy tickets

Sunday 26th March - Adelaide

Cinema: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Time: 4pm 26th March 2017  Buy tickets

Wednesday 29th March - Byron Bay NSW

Cinema: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Time: TBC  Buy tickets

Thurday 30th March - Newcastle NSW

Cinema: Tower Cinemas Newcastle, 183-185 King St Newcastle 2300

Time: 6.30pm  Buy tickets

Thurday 30th March - Wellington, New Zealand

Cinema: Lighthouse Cinema, Cuba 29 Wigan St Te Aro.

Time: 6.00pm  Buy tickets

Reviews

“Since Donald Trump won the US Presidential election there’s been a whole smorgasbord of geopolitical anxieties to keep you awake at night…. But if you do manage to drop off to sleep, finally forgetful of the terror of the near future, the subject of veteran documentary filmmaker John Pilger’s latest film will have you bathed in a cold sweat and bolt upright in no time” – CINEVUE

“A film that has the power to change hearts and minds is always worthy of recognition and John Pilger’s 60th anniversary piece, The Coming War on China, certainly knows no bounds.” – Chloe Sizer – The UpComing, UK

4 star movie rating“John Pilger’s 60th film, is a wake-up call… Stopping this nightmare scenario means recognising it. Pilger’s film shows humanity at the edge of a precipice. But it also shows us that we can step back from the brink.” – Ben Chacko – Morning Star, UK

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