The feature film “The Post” was broadcasted on screen at the American Center Tanjombato yesterday, for the general public, free entrance.
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“The Post” at the American Center
Freedom of press. As part of the celebration of the month of press freedom and World Press Freedom Day celebrated on May 3rd, the American historical film “The Post” or “Pentagon Papers” was screened yesterday at 14 hours at the American Center Tanjombato. Open to the general public, the session was followed by a debate on freedom of the press in Madagascar.
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A debate led by representatives of the press in Madagascar and citizens.
“The Post”: a tribute to the press
“The Post” is a movie released in 2017, directed by Steven Spielberg. The film pays tribute to the American press, but also to the press in general, because it relates the case of “Pentagon Papers”, authentic facts, focused on the diffusion of articles on state secrets related to the implication US policy in the Vietnam War from 1955 to 1975.
Katharine Graham, director of the Washington Post, then joins her editor, Ben Bradlee, to air these articles, after an initial publication of an excerpt of the file by the newspaper New York Times, then newspaper of reference of the time. The stakes are huge, because revelations that could harm the public order and the political interests of the then-incumbent Government led by President Richard Nixon.
Since its release, the film has been awarded one of the top 10 films of the year at the American Film Institute Awards. He has also been nominated at the Golden Globes 2018 and the Oscars 2018.