Lines in the Sand


Discussion starter about media reporting of the Persian Gulf War.


Featuring footage shot in Iraq by one of the first groups of Americans to enter Baghdad after the war, this film essay raises some of the questions that the media forgot about during Operation Desert Storm. It traces the evolution of military press and information control strategies from Vietnam and Central America to the Persian Gulf War. Good discussion starter the freedom or otherwise of the media.

This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards. But the issues raised are timeless.

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