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Orwell Rolls in His Grave

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Director  Robert Kane Pappas
Initial DVD release  June 7, 2005
Language  English
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary
Cinematography  Robert Kane Pappas
Country  United States
Orwell Rolls in His Grave movie poster
Release date  October 23, 2003 (2003-10-23) (East Hampton Film Festival) July 23, 2004 (2004-07-23) (New York City) April 13, 2005 (2005-04-13) (BAFICI, Argentina)
Writer  Tom Blackburn, Robert Kane Pappas
Cast  Charles Lewis (Himself, Founder of the Center for Public Integrity), Robert McChesney (Himself, Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Mark Crispin Miller (Himself, Professor at New York University), Bernie Sanders (Himself, Congressman for Vermont), Danny Schechter (Himself), Vincent Bugliosi (Himself)
Similar movies  Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Orwell Rolls in His Grave is a 2003 American documentary film directed by Robert Kane Pappas and written by Pappas and Tom Blackburn.


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Has America entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for truth? The country's leading intellectuals discuss and examine the mix of businesses, politics and ideology that is the mainstream media.

Documentary topic

The film covered topics including the Telecommunications Act of 1996, concentration of media ownership, political corruption, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the controversy over the US presidential election of 2000 (particularly in Florida with Bush v. Gore), and the Carter vs. Reagan 1980 "October Surprise" conspiracy theory.


  • Charles Lewis, Founder of the Center for Public Integrity
  • Robert McChesney, Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Mark Crispin Miller, Author, Professor at New York University
  • Bernie Sanders, Congressman from Vermont
  • Danny Schechter, Author and Media Critic
  • Vincent Bugliosi, Attorney and Author
  • Jeff Cohen, Founder of FAIR
  • Dennis Kucinich, former Congressman
  • Mark Lloyd, Visiting Professor at M.I.T.
  • Michael Moore, Journalist and Activist
  • John Nichols, Journalist and Activist
  • Greg Palast, Journalist and Author
  • Helen Thomas, Journalist and member of White House press corps
  • Similar Movies

    Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992). Outfoxed (2004). Project Censored the Movie (2013). Al Franken: God Spoke (2006). Greg Palast appears in Orwell Rolls in His Grave and directed Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.


    The film has aired in October 2004, on Free Speech TV, a non-profit TV station based in Denver, Colorado and Link TV.


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