Lifting the Veil
A little shameless self-promotion to tweak your interest...
"Lifting the Veil is the long overdue film that powerfully, definitively, and finally exposes the deadly 21st century hypocrisy of U.S. internal and external policies, even as it imbues the viewer with a sense of urgency and an actualized hope to bring about real systemic change while there is yet time for humanity and this planet. See this film!"
The Black Commentator
“Lifting the Veil is a major contribution to political documentary. It teaches everyone from the uninitiated to the most sophisticated the true nature of the American government... It covers the issues clearly and succinctly, from the opening narrative through to its stirring conclusion.”
lynne stewart defense committee
new abolitionist movement
"The best political film I've seen to date. A must watch if you want to understand who and what Obama is about, as well as this hypocrisy they call democracy."
Independent Journalist and former member of the Black Panther Party
"Noble is brilliantly pioneering the new film-making -- incisive analysis, compelling sound and footage, fearless and independent reporting, and the aggregation of the best information out there into powerful, educational and free online feature films – all on a shoestring budget. His films educate and inform while building the movements needed for real change at the grassroots. Noble's films are dedicated to democracy; they fan the flames of non-violent, people-powered revolution."
John Stauber, Founder, PR Watch
Here’s a film I put together in my off-time over the last month. I call it “Lifting the Veil” (Barack Obama and the failure of capitalist ‘democracy’).
The title is a literal translation of the word “Apocalypse”. I’m not really into mystical prophecy, but I like the idea of a “global awakening” as opposed to a global conflagration.
I had originally intended this to be a short film but the crimes of the Obama administration are so vast that I decided it required full-length treatment.
The film is part documentary, part info-tainment music video, part news compilation, and includes both original and non-original interviews. It’s not really part of my “official” documentary series, so I created a new section on my website called “compilations”.
Original interview footage derives from:
Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, Michael Albert (Znet), John Stauber (PR Watch), Sharon Smith (Historian), William I. Robinson (Editor, Critical Globalization Studies), Morris Berman (Author, Dark Ages America), and famed black panther Larry Pinkney, who is quoted above.
[Pinkney was viciously persecuted by the FBI during the COINTELPRO era for his belief that all races should unite in opposition to the ruling class. His FBI file states: "Pinkney is potentially dangerous due to his demonstrated ability to unify black and white. His associates are Negro, White, and Chinese. Special attention is being given to neutralizing him.” He wound up in prison on a trumped up charge, and remains the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. I will be featuring more of my interview with Pinkney in an upcoming film on COINTELPRO.]
Non-original interviews/lectures include:
Michael Hudson, Paul Craig Roberts, Ted Rall, Richard Wolff, Glen Ford, Lewis Black, George Carlin, Glenn Greenwald, Gerald Cliente, Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Bernie Sanders, Sheldon Wollin and Martin Luther King.
There is nothing particularly revelatory here for the politically astute. The film is mostly geared towards people who still think of voting as the primary path to reform, as well as individuals who perceive Obama as some sort of “progressive” looking out for the interests of the “common” man.
I had some fun with the opening minutes, as you’ll see, but the film becomes more serious as it progresses; the entire middle section is devoted to the continuation under Obama of the 911 wars and related policies. Be warned: this section includes disturbing imagery. I end on a hopeful note.
Although I consider this the least controversial of my films, if it goes viral it will undoubtedly be met with a good deal of hostility and negative commentary. Illusions die hard, and it’s not easy to admit that the current political system is basically unsalvageable. That would require doing something. And that’s the hope.
If you like the film please download and submit to other share sites in the event that this link dies.
Please also link to http://metanoia-films.org/compilations.php where I hope to maintain a functioning
So far, LTV has been featured on the Counterpunch, Global Research, Information Clearing House, Black Commentator, Black Agenda Report, and the Black Activist Writer’s Guild. Chris Hedges enjoyed it and should be posting it on Truth Dig as well.
However I’d also like to see it posted on Daily Kos, Democratic Underground, Common Dreams and other “mainstream” “liberal” and “progressive” websites. So if anyone reading has an account at one or more of these, please post!
P.S. Jon Gold makes a brief cameo in the closing minutes.