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Wednesday, July 20, 2005


John Pilger's excellent documentary, Stealing A Nation, is being repeated tomorrow (Thursday July 21) at 11pm on ITV1. If you haven't seen it do. If you're going to be out record it. The programme recounts the plight of the Chagossian people, exiled from the Chagos Archipelago by the British Government in order to make way for a US military base on the island of Diego Garcia. Widely accclaimed, the documentary won the Royal Television Society's Britain's best documentary in 2004-5 award in March.

For more info check out the UK Chagos Support Association. You can also see my review of the programme, written after its original showing, and a response I wrote to a critical review in the Times

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