Mini Doc: Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State

Paul Jay

When Julian Assange was arrested, he was holding up a copy of Paul Jay’s book, “Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State.” This mini-documentary is the original 2005 interview with Vidal, upon which the book is based. We republish it now as a way of protesting the persecution of Assange and the threat to what’s left of press freedom in the United States.

Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows

Paul Jay

Bret Hart, five times’ champion of the World Wrestling Federation, sits in a hotel room – one day before the most important fight of his life. Sure, it’s just professional wrestling, but this match is different. It will be Bret’s last in the WWF, a company for whom he’s been the top guy and loyal champion for years. The owner of the company, the legendary Vince McMahon, want’s him out, only months after signing an unprecedented twenty years contract. Now he want’s him to lose his final match as well. It’s not just another wrestling show for Bret. This…

Lost in Las Vegas

Paul Jay

Paul Jay’s Lost in Las Vegas (2001), is a film about reality and fantasy, money and morality, and the price one pays to chase a dream. Vegas is the place where the American soul is most naked and extreme. Is Vegas a bizarre distortion of American values, or is it the shape of things to come?

Return to Kandahar – a film by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira

Paul Jay

In light of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, we are reposting Paul Jay’s and Nelofer Paziras’s documentary ‘Return to Kandahar’. Originally released in 2003, this film follows Nelofer Pazira, as she returns from Canada to Afghanistan to seek out her childhood friend Dyana. While living under vicious Taliban rule, Dyana wrote Nelofer a haunting letter that ended, “you will have to live for both of us now”. Fearing the worst, in 2002 after the fall of the Taliban government, Nelofer searches for her lost friend. Landing in Kabul 13 years after her family left Russian-occupied Afghanistan, Nelofer unravels her…

Mini Doc: Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State

Paul Jay

When Julian Assange was arrested, he was holding up a copy of Paul Jay’s book, “Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State.” This mini-documentary is the original 2005 interview with Vidal, upon which the book is based. We republish it now as a way of protesting the persecution of Assange and the threat to what’s left of press freedom in the United States.


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