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John Pilger

Documentary filmmaker
9 October 1939 to 30 December 2023

An Australian documentary filmmaker, whose television Special Reports were recognised with multiple BAFTA nominations. John Pilger was presented with BAFTA’s Richard Dimbleby Award in 1991 and was a named nominee twice, for Palestine is Still the Issue in 2003 and Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2003). After moving to the UK, Pilger worked as a print journalist and sub-editor, before moving on to make films, predominantly for the ITV network, including provocative documentaries about Cambodia, East Timor and his homeland’s Aboriginal people.

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