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DVD review: <em>The Weather Underground</em>

DVD review: The Weather Underground

Truth to TellOct 2, 2013

The classic doco has more than a few parallels with Shia LaBeouf's newie, The Company You Keep.

Book review: <em>Forgotten War</em>

Book review: Forgotten War

Truth to TellSep 24, 2013

Henry Reynolds’ new book explores the dark history of Australia’s Frontier Wars and finds that Australian history is in denial.

How smart <em>is</em> the National Gallery of Australia?

How smart is the National Gallery of Australia?

Truth to TellSep 11, 2013

James Rose examines the NGA in the latest installment of his series on national identity and story telling.

Coming of age: Iranian filmmakers reach out to the world

Coming of age: Iranian filmmakers reach out to the world

Truth to TellAug 28, 2013

Documentary makers in Iran have been subjected to strict censorship of their work. That could change, writes James Rose

Here's Looking At Us -- The National Portrait Gallery

Here's Looking At Us -- The National Portrait Gallery

Truth to TellAug 23, 2013

James Rose takes a very literal look at the institutions which shape our national narrative in the second part of this series on national identity.

Book review: <em>Dollarocracy</em> -- how money runs US democracy

Book review: Dollarocracy -- how money runs US democracy

Truth to TellAug 20, 2013

It's no secret that big business plays a role in governance, but Dollarocracy shows just how deep those ties run, writes James Rose.

Here's looking at us: The Australian War Memorial

Here's looking at us: The Australian War Memorial

Truth to TellAug 13, 2013

James Rose examines our institutions and their role in our nation's story.

Journey to Canberra: who writes our nation's narrative?

Journey to Canberra: who writes our nation's narrative?

Truth to TellJul 30, 2013

If a nation is constructed on the stories it tells itself, who is making the editorial decisions? James Rose examines the role of government-funded bodies in storytelling.

Film review: <em>Last Days Here</em> -- heavy metal, self destruction and fandom

Film review: Last Days Here -- heavy metal, self destruction and fandom

Truth to TellJul 28, 2013

Heavy metal pioneer Bobby Liebling's life should make for a grim documentary. But as James Rose writes, there are plenty of heartwarming moments among the pentagrams and candles.

Interview: a walk through carnage with <em>Act of Killing</em> director Josh Oppenheimer

Interview: a walk through carnage with Act of Killing director Josh Oppenheimer

Truth to TellJul 22, 2013

Josh Oppenheimer's doco The Act of Killing, which shows perpetrators of Indonesia's "anti-communist" genocide reenacting their own crimes, is shocking viewing. James Rose spoke with Oppenheimer about mixing surreality and artifice.