GenreDocumentary CinematographyRobert Kane Pappas CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 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) WriterTom Blackburn, Robert Kane Pappas CastCharles 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 moviesManufacturing 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.
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.
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
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.