Movies often describe the role played by society and the media in framing our understanding of the world and our view of events and of each other. This week in Let’s Go to the Movies, I revisit one of my favorites: The Worricker Trilogy. (See my review here.) The Trilogy is a series of three movies produced by Sir David Hare for the BBC: Page Eight, Turks & Caicos, and Salting the Battlefield.
Describing corruption in winning support for and building a global network of CIA rendition centers, The Worricker Trilogy demonstrates the intimate dance between intelligence, media, and geopolitics and the manner in which debate, competition, and collaboration within the Anglo-American establishment craft an official reality.