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From The Bullfrog Films Collection
The Coming War on China

A film by John Pilger

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A nuclear war between the United States and China is not only imaginable but a current 'contingency,' says the Pentagon. Filmed over two years across five potential flashpoints in Asia and the Pacific, THE COMING WAR ON CHINA reveals the build-up to war on more than 400 US military bases that encircle China in a 'perfect noose.'

Using rare archive and remarkable interviews with witnesses, Pilger's film discloses America's secret history in the region—the destruction wrought by the equivalent of one Hiroshima every day for 12 years, and the top secret 'Project 4.1' that made guinea pigs of the population of the Marshall Islands.

In key interviews from Pentagon war planners to members of China's confident new political class, who rarely feature in Western reports, Pilger's film challenges the notion and propaganda of China as a new 'enemy.'

THE COMING WAR ON CHINA is also a film about the human spirit and the rise of an extraordinary resistance in faraway places. On the island of Okinawa, home to 32 US bases, the population is challenging the greatest military power in the world. On the Korean island of Jeju, villagers block the entrance to a new nuclear naval base, with its missiles aimed at China.

"★★★★! A gripping film...a strong corrective to our bland and complacent indifference." —The Guardian

"Donald Trump is inadvertently doing his darndest to endow John Pilger's eye-opening polemic THE COMING WAR ON CHINA with an air of chillingly urgent topicality." —The Hollywood Reporter

"Terrific... THE COMING WAR gives the impression we are looking into the past, though its warning is aimed to the future... John Pilger has made yet another enthralling film." —CounterPunch

"Fascinating and terrifying." —Empire Magazine

"A sane, sober, necessary, deeply troubling bucketful of worries." —The Guardian

"What makes the ignorant and outdated perception of a so-called yellow peril so absurd is that never before have the economies of two superpowers been so interdependent."The (London) Times

Official Selection, 2017 Global Health Film Festival

112 minutes / Color
English; Japanese; Korean / English subtitles
Closed Captioned
Release: 2018
Copyright: 2016

For colleges, universities, government agencies, hospitals and corporations

Subject areas:
Activism, Asia, Asian Studies, The Bullfrog Films Collection, China, Foreign Policy, Geography, Global Issues, Globalization, History, International Studies, Japan, Journalism, Military, Nuclear Issues, Pacific Studies, Sociology, United States, War and Peace

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