The Coming War on China

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The Coming War on China


Raffertys Theatre


06 March - 18 March 2017

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Featuring post-screening Q&A with John Pilger (Live) on Monday 6 March

A nuclear war between the United States and China is not only imaginable but a current ‘contingency’, says the Pentagon. Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning director, John Pilger’s 60th film and first since 2013’s Utopia is his most urgent work to date and is both a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.

Filmed over two years across five potential flash points in Asia and the Pacific, this documentary 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’.

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Antidote Films

Dates & Times:
Monday 6 March 6pm – INCLUDES Q&A
Saturday 18 March 7pm

Ticket Options

Members Adult $12
Members Concession $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Child Under 16 $10
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


Approximately 1 hour 43 minutes (No interval)

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