55 mn 57 s - 29 sept. 2006
STEALING A NATION (2004) is an extraordinary film about the plight of people of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean - secretly and brutally expelled from their homeland by British governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s, to make way for an American military base. The base, on the main island of Diego Garcia, was a launch pad for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Stealing a Nation has won both the Royal Television Society's top award as Britain's best documentary in 2004-5, and a 'Chris Award' at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival.
A brochure of the film is available at www.bullfrogfilms.com/guides/
Please visit the UK Chagos Support Blog at http://chagosuk.blogspot.com.
For the video registration of a recent UK Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the situation of the Chagossians, go to http://video.google.nl/videoplay?
To follow the current voyage of two small sailing boats on their way to the Chagos Islands in order to raise awareness of the islanders' plight, go to www.peoplesnavy.com.
A short film about the Chagos Islanders is online at http://uk.current.com/watch/
For a full-screen, high quality version of Stealing a Nation, go to http://stage6.divx.com/user/Chagos_