On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation

On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation

Tariq Ali

In operating jointly on tough new documentaries—South of the Border and the impending The Untold historical past of the United States sequence for Showtime—filmmaker Oliver Stone engaged with writer and filmmaker Tariq Ali in a probing, hard-hitting dialog on
the politics of history.

Their discussion brings to gentle a few forgotten—or intentionally buried—episodes of yank historical past, from the united states intervention opposed to the Russian Revolution and the dynamic radicalism of the
Industrial staff of the realm to Henry Wallace’s sidelining by way of Democratic get together computing device insiders and the continuing interference of the U.S. in Pakistani political affairs.

For Stone and Ali—two of our such a lot insightful observers on background and renowned culture—no subject is sacred, no orthodoxy is going unchallenged.

TARIQ ALI is an the world over acclaimed Pakistani author and filmmaker. He has written greater than dozen books on global heritage and politics and 7 novels (translated into over a dozen languages) in addition to scripts for the degree and display. he's an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.

OLIVER STONE has directed, between different motion pictures, Wall highway: cash by no means Sleeps, W., international exchange middle, Alexander, Any Given Sunday, Nixon, average Born Killers, Heaven and Earth, JFK, The doorways, Born at the Fourth of July, speak Radio, Wall road, Platoon, Salvador, and the documentaries Looking for Fidel, Comandante, personality Non Grata, South of the Border, and the approaching The Untold background of the United States sequence for Showtime.

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