From 13th April there is a chance to see John Pilger’s film The Dirty War on the NHS, which was released in December, just before the election. Both that release and the subsequent showing on ITV got rather eclipsed by the election and now could not be a better time to see the film, as we are being exhorted to stay inside to “Protect the NHS”.
John Pilger’s film shows why we need to rally round and save the NHS from being overwhelmed – this is the result of ten years of deliberate devastation by government policy. As Professor Danny Dorling says at the end of John’s film: "The NHS gave us freedom from fear .... now that fear has returned." The story the film tells is a reminder that after the coronavirus crisis, there must be no return to “normal” – we must insist that the NHS is restored to what it was intended to be: a truly public service.
Be enraged and inspired by watching
The Dirty War on the NHS
Curzon Home Cinema
from Monday 13 April
You can watch Bob Gill's excellent documentary film: The Great NHS Heist.
online with Vimeo, for only £1.94
While the Brighton General Hospital Action Group wait for the council wheels to grind and reports to be written about whether the council could buy the site and build houses, Sussex Community NHS have been busy making a film to make their case for letting the buildings decay beyond repair. (Funny they say 'nothing is happening' and then come out with plans and artists impressions...)
Sussex Defend the NHS