Director Robert Kane Pappas’ ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, Pappas explores what the media doesn’t talk about: itself. Meticulously tracing the process by which media has distorted and often dismissed actual news events, Pappas presents a riveting and eloquent mix of media professionals and leading intellectual voices on the media.
Among Pappas’ subjects in ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE are Charles Lewis, director of the Center for Public Integrity, Robert McChesney, media historian and author, Vincent Bugliosi, former L.A. prosecutor and legal scholar, film director Michael Moore, Rep. Bernie Sanders, Danny Schechter, former producer for ABC and CNN, and Tony Benn, formerly of the British Parliament.
ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE provides a vital forum for ideas that will never be heard in mainstream media. From Globalvision’s Danny Schechter: “We falsely think of our country as a democracy when it has evolved into a mediacracy – where a media that is supposed to check political abuse is part of the political abuse.NYU media professor Mark Crispin Miller says, Goebbels said that what you want in a media system he meant the Nazi media system – is to present the ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity.