colorectal cancer is the number two cancer killer. it doesn't always cause symptoms, but it can be prevented. get screened. make sure you are the picture of health. of the jungle as french authorities artists -- authorities dissemble the migrant camp. insists a trade deal with canada can be saved with the tiny region of belgium opposing the agreement. and 10 months without a government, looking at a third term as prime minister, though his opponent agreed not to block his reelection.
the french government says the first day clearing the jungle migrants camp has gone smoothly. on --000 people will put were put on buses destined for across the country. some it is a relief. on at is giving up long-held dream of reaching the united kingdom. >> leaving the camp they called home, hundreds of migrants choose peacefully to be processed under a heavy police presence. for than 1200 policemen are at jungle for the
evacuation of the camp. >> we hope this dismantling operation will proceed in a calm and orderly manner. this is currently the case. reporter: french authorities and aid workers plan to process all 7000 migrants living in the jungle, and take them to refugee centers across france. they can either claim asylum or return to their country of origin, depending on their situation. some migrantsrned will refuse to go as many still want to get to britain. >> perhaps -- to italy.
reporter: evacuation of the camp is expected to last three days. the motion work will start on tuesday. she says the people she spoke to seemed more confused and angry. reporter: in terms of what we could have expected, in terms of violence, that didn't happen. of confucian, people pushing and shoving. but no violence, no outright violence taking place between security forces and people in the jungle. authorities are racking that up as a success. peering up wayle before dawn to get in line to take one of these french government buses to a reception of around 450 where they can claim asylum.
relief.escribing it as the conditions were terrible. we did see people taking up the scheme. we did see the flow of people taking of these esses. we are also seen people heading back into the jungle with their suitcase. there were hiccups as well. >> 280 reception centers are across france hosting these migrants where they will wait to find out if they claim asylum. toe communities are proud welcome the former jungle residents, but others are furious. this report. this accommodation centers set up in a former mental institution is getting ready to welcome 60 asylum seekers due to arrive from
calais. 5000 residents are divided among the newcomers. >> the hospital has been empty for a long time. incredible buildings with no one living in them. unacceptable that it is are misplaced -- unacceptable. scattering them all over france, they are creating the same problems in imposing the migrants over us. >> many pro-and anti-migrant demonstrations have taken place across france asked center -- france as centers were thrown up across the country. it each location it was government representatives that count the number of places available.
the mayor of this village has resigned in protest. mayor andort our local authorities. migrants not against coming here but we want to be part of the process. we don't accept this being done without warning. >> close to paris, this center was set on fire last month, and several acts of vandalism have popped up in recent weeks. it looks to be a bumpy road ahead for migrants heading to new lodging. >> officials insist they still can save a massive trade deal with canada. it took nearly two decades, but opposition from the tiny region in belgium has -- is canadian prime minister do there on thursday.
he was supposed be signing the deal. this report. reporter: this tiny administrative region of belgium thes the sole opposition to deal, which all countries must agree to for it to be signed. as one of belgium's five parliaments, the country cannot agree, despite pressure to give a clear answer by monday. >> the clear answer is no. it will be up to the european institutions on one side and the canadian government on the other side to evaluate the political consequeuences. reporter: though say corporations will begin been more legislation over governments. >> we don't want this to collins question social and environmental norms.
if there is jurisdiction it must be 100% public. reporter: residents say they were proud to stand up against the might of eu institutions. >> it is not democratic. we have the impression, the feeling there is a liberal steamroller that nobody wants to get in its way. reporter: a process the eu has mainly discussed in secret. anchor: to talk more about that deal and the opposition, i'm anded by and elector professor of international law. supporters of ceta say it could boost the eu economy by 12 billion euros. why the opposition? thanks for having me. it seems to me the opposition perceived lack of legitimacy in the system.
i hear more criticism of the system or disputes from foreign investors. theree heard before that was this idea, the corporation had the power to launch private arbitration, that is how it is termed. i believe this is a misnomer, and i don't -- and i'm not quite sure why this should be much of a problem. >> explained with the process wooden tail. guest: sure. -- process would entail. guest: sure. setup provides protection provides- ceta protection against discrimination. a has the power to launch
dispute settlement against france or the european union or both. it is not properly upper -- not properly arbitration. it is very much alike the jurisdiction as we know it. i think much of the criticism is the left cover of the criticism of the classic mode of this settlement, which is arbitration. arbitration usually involves lawyers or private counsel to form an arbitration tribunal and decide the dispute. anchor: if there is sovereignty issue, do big trade deals between the huge trading blocs actually add more power to multinational companies than they do to national governments? is that the direct and in which we are moving? idea thathink the
just because the private party, like a corporation, no matter how big it is, is able to see the government -- able to sue the government and should not worry too much. they can be held accountable under the law. it is one of the essential elements of the rule of law. that is why we have the possibility to sue states, that is why we have the possibility to sue our authorities. this idea is a bit twisted in my opinion. there is obviously a limitation to sovereignty, that is because -- the states her enter obligations. they don't give up sovereignty. in a sense, the state that enters this commitment has an
obligation to -- obligation. i wouldn't see too much of a problem. anchor: thank you much indeed. iraqi forces and their kurdish allies launched an assault to take back muscles from the islamic state group. despite us-led airstrikes pounding them from above. been advancingve from the east. on the northern front the kurdish peshmerga are closing in on -- mika. this report. reporter: it is the other side of the most soul -- of the most offensive.the mosul
a string of casualties have arrived from the front line. >> they targeted us with a rocket. my buddy tried to run and a sniper got me. i took three or four bullets in the back and one in the leg. reporter: the director warns that the hospital's capacity is .nder strain >> we don't have the capacity. at this time we have treated more than 100 wounded. but god help us if we had to treat more than 1000 wounded. trying togencies are deal with the growing challenge of providing basic care for refugees fleeing the mosul region. these people are stuck on the syrian border. >> they used us as human shields.
the situation was horrible. people here are tired. we have been here for a weekend we are thirsty. water and bread are too expensive. us, and wes killing are suffering from the cold. we are dealing -- we are digging holes in the ground. let us live. told france that there are five refugee camps in place and a total of 11 are planned. more funding is needed to cover a large-scale displacement. asked our editor robert parsons if we had a clear idea when right -- when iraqi troops would reach most of itself.
>> clearly things are getting harder. the resistance of islamic state organization fighters outside of mosul is than itto be stiffer has ever been expected. they usef the reasons suicide bombers in the usual booby-traps characteristic of the campaign the i.s. group organized in other cities -- what is also interesting is the decision to take the attack to by coalition forces launching an assault 150 kilometers to the southeast and way over on the western side of iraq near jordan. and all indications that iis bayamon -- by no means finished .et you do have to say the writing is nevertheless on the wall.
we have ak at the map moment to show you, it is from the northeast. the kurdish peshmerga forces have been pushing forward despite a little bit of a hiatus on the weekend. forces alsoecial advancing. peshmerga have either taken or are about to take -- to the north. doubt it is going to happen. on the wall for the islamic state organization. but they have written they are still came full -- still capable of a lot of pain. who heads the ruling law and justice party wants to where -- on in cases
he says such pregnancies should be brought to term so the child can be baptized and buried. this is the latest confrontation in deeply catholic poland. the government was formed -- was forced to back down on a ban on abortions in all cases. party -- t end 10 months of political uncertainty but the country has effectively been without a government. conservatives form a minority after power is seen on the left and right fragment. a crucial week for spain, acting prime minister has welcomed the socialist party's abstain when he puts his conservative party to a confidence vote on monday. >> i have read the resolution
written by the socialist party. provided there is political will, we could have a great future ahead for spain. been withoutin has a government for 10 months. generaltives won elections in december 2015 and again in june this year, but they didn't secure enough seats to rule alone. the country's political fate hinged on whether the socialists would allow a conservative government to rule. sunday's decision means spanish people won't need to go to pools for third time this year. votes -- fouts -- 130 and stiff opposition. complicated.l be will no longer have a
parliamentary majority, and it will be difficult for government to implement new measures. in particular, new budgetary policies. a parliamentary majority, and it will be difficult for government to implement new measures. reporter: meanwhile the spanish king has started a round of talks of hearty leaders to drum up support for the new government and end the political stalemate. >> let's get an update. we with us in the studio -- are starting out with a multibillion-dollar deal that could reach the landscape in the united states. guest: at&t offer to buy time warner. they face a series of obstacles, including opposition from antitrust authorities. time warner owns hbo, cnn, at warner bros. studios. at&t's chief executive has downplayed the political ladder that political backlash he has been up against -- a political backlash he has been up against.
reporter: for at&t, being america's top telecom group isn't enough to secure its future. has 140 million mobile customers in the u.s. and mexico, 26 million people use its satellite and directv service, but viewers are turning television andir cable, and turning to subscription services like netflix. buying time warner, at&t will have the services and product it wants to sell. group includes branches like hbo, warner bros. movie studio, as well as time magazine and nn. warner we combine time and at&t at the scale and is to be shown, we are going to have something really spain will that something really special. -- have something really special.
reporter: the deal could lead to price hikes, fewer choices for consumers and has become an issue on the presidential campaign trail. is too mucht concentration of power in the hands of too few. >> less concentration is generally helpful, especially in the media. but this has just been announced and i haven't had a chance to take into the details. reporter: the senate subcommittee on antitrust will announce their position next month. guest: both at&t and time warner shares are trading in negative territory this money. time warner turned around -- time warner down around 2.5%. analysts say this is because investors are still digesting the deal because it focuses on long-term vision.
>> it is more a longer-term vision in terms of how content is created, consumed, and distributed. i think the very nature of those elements -- investors need time to digest and understand the size and scope of those opportunities. >> it has been a strong start to the week over on wall street. ground thats above is up around 1%. -- nasdaq is up around 1%. purchasing manager index shows a stronger momentum in germany but a slower growth in france. paris ending the session up or tenths of 1%. -- up 4/10 of 1%. for prime minister -- belgium's prime mister says he
could not sign off on a free trade deal with canada. there were hopes they could be brought around before the said a that before the ceta -- around before the setup agreement was signed. reporter: the agreement would illuminate 90% of import terrace, saving eu exporters -- nd 500 million >> we don't want to call in to question environmental norms. we don't want private operation .- private arbitration we won't agree to anything under pressure. reporter: they are one of five regional governments. the country's constitution demand all regions approved the deal before the federal government can give its consent.
the socialist region has a population of 3.6 million people. compared to canada's three -- canada's 36 million. failure to finalize the threatens to tarnish the eu's reputation, already reeling from the uk's brexit vote. guest: lisicki look at some of the other stories making headlines. china picking up 25% stake in hilton. age and they will be buying their share from blackstone in a deal worth $5.6 billion. the chinese firm sells -- its stake in hilton is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. runnerups former head has returned to the company on an interim aces. he was the first outsider to be appointed chairman in their 50 year history. not that he he was
was outfitted that hughes ousts -- insider say he was ousted for not making -- tryingrosoft says it is to increase prices on some of the enterprise services in the u.k.. the move comes after britain's decision to leave the european union. companies will be impacted once the prices are raised in january's 2017. with the consumer goods giant earlier this month -- and we and on a brexit's note. the u.k. -- and we end on a brexit note. london would hit back. the newspaper says get you to cut the headline tax rate from 20 to 10% was put forth by an advisor to theresa may. there are concerns brussels will tax rate a corporate
10/24/16 10/24/16 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from pacifica, this is democracy nonow! >> you are all under arrest. >> when you're out there, you're in a very rural place. very limited cell service, very limited conductivity to the outside world. when you're out there and facing a line of police that are armed helicopters rifles,
overhead, it is very scary. amy: police in north dakota, using pepper spray and carrying assault rifles, arrest over 100 people gathering for a peaceful march to oppose construction of the $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline and protect a sacred site from destruction. we'll go to the standoff at standing rock for an update from activistst and journalisist saen seitcham. and the ongoing standoff and the pipeline protest. >> because i have 40,000 people watching. everybody knows you have the vehicles surrounded. if you're watching -- amy: that is actor shailene
woodley. we will speak to her about her arrest and strip searching for protesting the north dakota access pipeline. and we will go to deia schlosber , the award-winning documentary film acre and producer who was arrested on october 11 while reporting on a, change protest -- climate change protest. she is charged with three felonies and faces 45 years in jail. we will also speak to our colleague, filmmaker josh fox. his latest piece, "the arrest of journalists and filmmakers covering the dakota pipeline is a threat to democracy -- and the planet." died at theen has age of 76. he spent decades shaping movements against war and for social justice. >> at the end of the vietnam war, people lked away. campuses shut wn. e military was described by rine conels anmilitary
history as being on theerge of collap. they wald away. the counterculture walked away. we all walk away. amy: all that and more, coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. in north dakota, police arrested over 100 people this weekend who gathered for a peaceful march opposing construction of the $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline. the demonstrators, whoho call ththemselves protectors not protesters, were arrested afterr they w were confronted by popole in riot gear, carrying assault rifles. they say they police pepper sprayed them and then arrested them en masse. this is footage from the sacred stone camp. >> you are all under arrest. you're under arrest.
[indiscernible] >> do not be afraid. ! heyey amy: t those arresested face chs ranging fr engaging g in a riot, reckless endangerment, criminal trespass, assaulting an officer, and resisisting arrerest. organizers a also say popolice d rubbbber bullets at t drones the water prototectors were ususingo document police actitivity. we will go to north dakota aer the heheadlines toto speak witia housuska of hononor the eartrthd sachcheen seitcham of the west coasast women warriors media collective. we will also s speak to shaiaile woodleley, who was arrested durg a protest during the pipeline after indigenous peoples day and with deia schlosber, a filmmaker charged with three felonies and facing 45 years in jail for filming another pipeline protests elsewhere in the dakota.
in pennsylvania, authorities have lifted a warning to customers to limit water use after a pipeline rupture on friday spilled 55,000 gallons of gasoline into the susquehanna river. they said it would continunue to moninitor ter popoverty. in iraq, t turkish troops fired artillery on isis positions around mososul as iraqi i forced kurdisish #a -- peshmerga advand into the suburbs of the city. the presence of some 2000 turkish troops near mosul has angered many iraqis, as well as iraq's military, which is denying turkey's claims of participation. the fighting came as ash carter traveled to iraq he promimised stepped-up air support for the fight. meanwhile, the united nations children's fund is warning as many as 1.5 million people may be affected by the fight to recapture mosul, half of them children. and humanitarian workers say some 200,000 people may need shelter during the offensive.
a u.s. a federal court has ruled that no one, not even the president of the united states, has the power to declare torture legal. fridayay's unanimous ruling by a panel of judges on the fourth circuit court of appeals reinstates a lawsuit against the military contractor caci. the suit charges caci directed and participated in torture at the abu ghraib prison in iraq in 2004, where it was hired by the u.s. to provide interrogation services. four iraqi men say they were subjected to extreme temperatures, electric shocks, broken bones, death threats, and sexual abuse. the california national guard is attempting to claw back reenlistment bonuses paid out to nearly 10,000 soldiers at the height of the iraq and afghanistan wars. "the los angeles times" reports the bonuses were worth at least $15,000 per soldier, with many receiving thousands more in student loan repayments. the pentagon says an audit
showowed the soldiers received e bonuses, although they should have been deemed ineligible. those refusing to repay the bonuses face interest charges, wage garnishments, and tax liens. many of the veterans affected suffered combabat injurieses. in s syria, heavy fighting has resumed in aleppo after a three-day ceasefire ended with the united nations saying it was unable to evacuate any of the besieged city's sick and wounded. russia and syria annouounced the humanitarian pause last week, but u.n. humanitarian affairs spokesman jens laerke said aid workers were unable to reach those in need. >> medical evacuations of sick -- theured people could necessary conditions were not in place to ensure safe, secure, and voluntary evacuations of sick and critically wounded people and their families. amy: russian and syrian
officials said rebels prevented civilians from leaving aleppo during the break in fighting, accusing them of taking human shields. in france, hundreds of police officers have begun clearing the refugee camp in calais known as "the jungle" ahead of its planned demolition. the first of nearly 7000 camp residents boarded buses monday morning bound for refugee centers elsewhere in france. the camp has been home to refugees from iraq, afghanistan, syria, sudan, somalia, and other war-torn regions who are seeking to reach england by crossing through h the channel tunnel. overnighght on sunday, some residents and their supporters protested, setting fire to portable toilets. police responded with volleys of tear gas canisters. an activist said many fear they'll be deported to another european country or sent home. >> may be about half, maybe a bit less, will leave of their own accord. the rest, they will leave in the
buses there compelled to. over 2000 people have left t in the last few weeks. in this weekend, there are lots of people living for paris -- leaving for paris. amy: britishsh authoririties sad they were working to resettle some of the camp's 1300 unaccompanied children, but many advocates for the refugees fear minors are being swept up on buses and shipped elsewhere in france. in media news, at&t has agreed to purchase time warner for $85 billion. if approved by federal antitrust regulators, the merger would give at&t control over warner bros. film and television studios, along with cnn, tnt, hbo, and many other brands. critics warn of further limits to competition and higher prices for customers. the merger could also allow at&t to give preferential treatment to streaming video from time warner's companies, which would violate the principles of net neutrality. on the campaign trail, a spokesperson for hillary clinton said the proposed merger raises questions and concerns. donald trump's campaign took a hardrd line, sayaying in a
statement -- "donald trump will break up the new media conglomerate oligopolies that have gained enormous control over our information." in election news donald trump , arrived in florida on sunday for a three-day trip. trump likely needs to win florida's 29 electoral college votes in order to have any hope of winning the white house. at a rally in naples, trump blasted polls showing he's doing poorly among women voters. mr. trump: i really think those polls are very inaccurate when it comes to women. i think we are doing better with women than with men, frankly. so we are setting records with men, but i want to set records with women. and i hate to tell the men this, but if i could swap, i would swap you out so fast. amy: trump's comments came after another woman came forward saturday accusing trtrump of inappropriate sexual behavior. adult film star jessica drake says trump grabbed her in a hug and kissed her without
permission and later offered her $10,000 and use of his private jet if she would joioin trump fr dinner in his suite. drake is the 11th woman to accuse trump of unwanted sexual advances since an "access hollywood" tape surfaced showing trump boasted of sexually assasaulting w women. meanwhile, a new reuters/ipsos poll shows that half of republican voters would reject the results of the presidential election if hillary clinton wins. the poultry after the final presidential debate where donald trump refused to say if you would accept the root -- the election results. wikileaks continues to release emails from the account of john podesta, the chair of hillary clinton's presidential campaign. one set of emails revealed hillary clinton secured a $12 million donation to the clinton global initiative in 2015 from the king of morocco on the condition that she speak at an event in marekesh. bill and chelsea clinton ultimately spoke in hillary clinton's place.
the donation came as clinton prepared to announce her candidacy. on sunday, clinton was asked whether the donation amounted to a pay-to-play scheme. mrs. clinton: as a a than i thik we should alall be concerned abt what t the russians s are tryint dodo tour elecection and usising wikileakaks very blatantly to ty to influence the outcome of the election. amy: major websites across the internet were unavailable to millions of users on friday as a massive cyberattack shut down such popular destinations as paypal, netflix, twitter, reddit, and spotify. the attack employed thousands of web cameras, dvr's, and other internet-enabled household devices whicich were infected by malware. internet security experts have long warned that devices on the so-called "internet of things" are e poorly p protected, and pa major security risk. in venezuela, supporters of president nicholas maduro briefly stormed the national assembly on sunday, interrupting
opposition lawmakers pushing for maduro's removal from office. about 100 pro-government activists pushed their way past security guards and onto the floor, halting an emergency session of parliament for about 45 minutes. opponents of president maduro and his socialist party were left furious on thursday when courts blocked a national refererendum on removing maduro. lawmakers passed a largely symbolic resolution calling for the international community to help restore democracy by any means necessary. each side accused the other of fomenting a coup. this is venezuelan ruling party deputy, hector rodriguez. >> they have made us waste time today in a crude attempt to stage a coup, like in brazil, honduras. in venezuela, we do not have the conditions for them to stage a coup. this as they are leading to a massive shortage ensued and eight. in washington ststate, police st
and killed a pregnant mother of three inside her home on the muckleshoot indian reservation friday night. 23-year-old renee davis died after a pair of king county sheriff's deputies opened fire on her. in a statement, the sheriff's department said davis was armed with a handgun. davis' foster sister said police were conducting a wellness check after receiving a report that davis was suicidal. a recent investigation by "in these times" magazine found that native americans were more likely to be killed by police than any other group, including -- other group in the united states. go to democracynow.org for our extended interview. protests against racial oppression and police brutality continued during the playing of the national anthem at sports events around the country over the weekend. san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick appeared at a post-game press conference sunday wearing a black panthers party t-shirt, building on the movement he sparked. at an nba preseason game in miami on friday, social worker denasia lawrence took a knee and unbuttoned her jacket to reveal a black lives matter t-shirt as she performed the "star-spangled
banner." in a statement on facebook, lawrence wrote -- "right now, we're seeing a war on black & brown bodies -- we're being unjustly killed and overly criminalized." and tom hayden, who spent decades shaping movements against war and for social justice has died at the age of , 76. tom hayden was the principal author of the port huron statement, the founding document of students for a democratic society known as sds. the statement advocated for participatory democracy and helped launch the student movement of the 1960's. in 1968, hayden became one of the so-called chicago 8 and was convicted of crossing state lines to start a riot after he helped organize protests against the vietnam war outside the democratatic national conventio. speaking to democracy now! last year, hayden described the extraordinary growth of the anti-war movement he helped lead during the 1960's. >> the first march in april 1965
sds, which was then a small campus network that have been based on civil rights institute of power, and we were surprised that 25,000 people came. larargestwas the antiwar march in american history according to historians. within threeee or four years, yu would have a half-million marching on both coasts, so one million, not once, but several times a yeaear, you would have a revolt in the armed forces by gis who were throwing medals over the white house fencece and whwho were in mutiny. you would have 4 million ,tudents caught up in protests
shutting down whole campuses by the spring of 1970. amy: tom hayden passed away in santa monica on sunday after a lengthy illness, after suffering from a stroke over a year ago. and those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we begin today's show in north dakota with the ongoing standoff at standing rock, where thousands of native americans representing more than 200 tribes from across the americas are resisting the construction of the $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline which is slated to carry oil from north dakota's bakken oilfieldsds, through souh dakota, iowa, and into illinois. on s saturday, o over 100 peopl, who call t themselves s protects not protesters, , were arresestn a peaceful m march afterer theye confronteded by police in n riot gear carrying assault ries. they say pololice pepper sprprad
them a and then ararrested themn masse. ththis is foototage from t the d stone camp. >> you are all under arrest. >> stand together. do not be afraid. >> hey! amy: organizers also say police discharged rubber bullets to shoot down drones the water protectors were using to document the police activity. in response to saturday'ss protest, morton county sheriff kyle kirchmeier said -- "today illustrates what we have been saying for weeks, that this protest is not peaceful or lawful, this was intentionally coordinated and planned by agitators with the specific intent to engage in illegal activities."
those arrested face charges including riot reckless , endangerment, criminal trespass, assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest. on sunday, hundreds of water protectors erected a new frontline camp of several structures and tepees directly on the proposed path of the dakota access pipeline. the new frontline camp is just to the east of north dakota state highway 1806 across from the site wherere on september 3, over labor day weekend, dakota access security guards unleashed pepper spray and dogs against native americans trying to protect a sacred tribal burial ground from destruction. the water protectors also erected three road blockades that stopped traffic for hours on highway 1806, to the north and the south of the main resistance camp, and along county road 134. the group cited an 1851 treaty, which they say makes the entire area un-ceded sovereign land
under the control of the sioux. the blockades were dismantled late sunday. for more we are joined by two guests. sacheen seitcham is an activist and journalist with west coast women warriors media cooperative. she was arrested on saturday along with more than 100 other water protectors and journalists at a construction site for the dakota access pipeline in north dakota. tara houska, national campaigns director for honor the earth. she is ojibwe from couchiching first nation. we welcome you both to democracy now! let's first go to sacheen. u were arrrrested saturdayay. can you take us through this day? whatat happened on saturday? >> what happened on saturday was completely uncalled for out of the realm of any understanding with those people who exist [indiscernible]
lockedly, we came to a lot do n down. we were trying to stop the pipeline. we wanted to meet with them [indndiscerniblele] basicacally, they had little lie dune buggigies. they w were followowing us. momore and morore police came.. wewe had to avoid them by r rung downwn the field into aa gully d crossing [inindiscerniblble] l least six t toat eight policece cars and many officers.
so we kept walking so we could meet our objective, you know, to prevent the pipeline from being siteson ancient burial where ancestors are laying. amy: sacheen? >> at this point, there been roughly 200 of us we are walking in the fields with banners. singing. there was a lot of prayer. there was a lot of smudging going on sweetgrass and sage and tobacco. uspolice rolled up beside and basically said, you're all
trespassing and you are all under arrest. so we kept going because at this point, we knew it was too important what we were doing. we must continue to protect the sacred water, the sacred ground. so we kept walking. [indiscernible] lethal assault rifles. rubber bullets can also be fatal. they had their batons out. mace and aarrying threatening manner. as we want -- walked, they cut open the fence to come at us. they started yelling and running toward us. instilling fear in people. we tried to create a sense of organization where we were
asking people, please, stay calm , grgroup together.. if this point they started grabbing people, throwing them off to the side. a young woman who is trying to protect a child in the march, they smacked her in the ribs with a baton and broke it. that is how forceful they were. amy: how were you arrested? >> i was arrested, basically, the cops tried to tell us to go and i was arrested. ok, we're going to leave. you have asked us to leave. we started walking away. as we walked, the police came through to the front and thehey surrounded us s at the back. we werere arrested for incitinia ririot and cririminal trespass.
people do you believe have been arrested so far? we see the estimates between 87, around there, that the sheriff's office is saying upwards of -- cnn is reporting 127. the camp is reporting 140. >> i'm going to go with the camp plus estimate -- camps estimate. no idea what to do with us. they were completely disorganized. garaged as end up in the . amy: what were you chargrged wi? and engagingpass in a riot. amy: were you ever brought to the jail? >> yes, i was. amy: worry strip-s-searched? >> yes, , i was madede to disro. they were very disorganized at
this point and i wasn't treated basically the other -- the way other women were. they basically just made me disrobe if it micros back on. at that point, there were a lot of other women who said they were strip-searched. they were forced to cough and be treated in that manner. amy: how long were you help? >> i got to the jail roughly around maybe 2:00 in the afternoon. i was released at 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning. amy: sacheen seitcham, thank you for being with us. sacheen is a member of the west coast women warriors media cooperative. she was arrested on saturday along with scores of other people, protesters and journalists at a construction site for the dakota access pipeline in north dakota.
when we come back, we will speak to tara houska about the overall time we call the dakota access pipeline.. the plan is the pipeline accelerating construction. then we will speak with shailene woodley, the actress who went to the dakota access pipeline protests. she was arrested. she was strip searched like so many others. stay with us. ♪ [music break]
amy: this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we continue our coverage of the standoff at standing rock with tara houska national campaigns , director for honor the earth. she is ojibwe from couchiching first nation. she has been in north dakota for quite some time now. it seems this week and an acceleration the building of the dakota access pipeline as well
as the protests of the water protectors and also journalists, with numbers ranging from 87 to 140 people arrested this weekend. tara, what do you know is happening, the numbers, but also is the dakota access pipeline -- we would like to put this question to them but we were not able to get them on the show -- is it exhilarating, the construction right now? are they trying to race towards deadline to get this pipeline built? >> as soon as the court looked at the so-called 20 mile buffer was full themt ahead. they have been doing everything they can, constructing on weekends, constructing long hours with massive crews to get this pipeline into the ground. probably, i mean, another tactic to pressure the final -- the army corps permit under the water crossings are all under review right now, so i'm sure
they're looking to get as much of the pipeline in the ground as they possibly can up to the army corps crossings. another pressure point. amy: what happened exactly this weekend? why this acacceleration also of the arrests? >> the sheriff's telling the story of these escalated behaviors and agitators. i found a very interesting morton county, their press contact, actually stated instead that although the protesters peacefully dispersed, what they were doing was still illegalal o ththe sheriff'f's office characacterizing i it both as a riot,, people prpraying is a ri, increasing numbers of arrests whwhile at thehe same timeme acknowledgdging people are peacacefully disispersing whwhed toto leave. soso it is kinind of likee two
conflicting g stories. i think theyey're l looking to e folklks off to get ththis pipele into the g ground, to d do anytg it takes t to get the e pipeline into the ground,d, i including mamassive arrests andnd open violatations of ---- i mean, u g mace on people e for absoluluteo reason. some of the vivideo shows s thee was s no way the officer was threatened, actually grabbing and missing them. amy: right after sheriff kirchmeier was clear, saying five people, more than five people, is a riot. can you respond to this? it seems the charges have escalated. the beginning, it was disorderly conduct and criminal trespass and now it is riots. --i think they're looking like i said, i think they're looking to scare folks off and drain resources. there is a legal fund that has been collected off people's goodwill donations too support
the direct action -- the direct actions against dakota access to stop the construction. and now with these escalated charges, they can increase the amount of bail for each individual arrested, claiming people praying and drumming is somehow a riot is ludicrous. the cr prosecutor could even bring that and d prove that in a court of law, i know one of the lockdowns that happened in the last week, there were only four people there but that doesn't even make the statutory requirement of their so-called riot, yet they were still charged with inciting a riot. four people doesn't seem like a riot to me, nor does a group of peaceful native americans praying and smudging one another. amy: a want to ask about the honor the earth, the indigenous environmental network and others sent to the army corps of engineer on october 10. what does this letter say?
>> it goes through the various violations in issues that are present within the permitting it iss, in particular, very, very important that people know that on september 3, which is the date of the dog attacks, have been identified the day prior by the tribe. submittedone out and a supplemental brief and said here are the exact sacred places that are not being considered on your pipeline route. here are several of them. him submitted that a 5:00 on a friday. the following day, dakota access skipped over 20 miles ahead to bulldoze those sites will stop in the national historic preservation act section 110k states, if the company intentionally destroys or
disrupts sacred places, that the permit cannot be issued. that the army corps cannot issued these permits. .his project cannot be approved that is exactly what happened here. thisso what happens at point? today, what is happening, fofor example? and where does this all go from here? >> folks are continuing -- yoyo mentioned the construction of the frontline in camming growing, people putting -- in cam at growing. people putting up teepees and structures for living directly on the pipeline route. they are miles away. dakota access is moving at an incredible pace to try to get this pipeline into the ground. i think the interactions will continue between water protectors and police will stop there'e'll contitinue to be resistance, people putting their actual bodies on the line.
this is such a larger issue. we are fighting for future generations, fighting for the protection of water for 17 million people that live along the missouri river. i think the court cases are continuing. there is a long process for that. really, the army corps of engineers makeses the answer. where is this review process? are you going to uphold the national historic preserervation act and acknowledged the dakota access intentionally destroyeded these sites and cananl these permits, cancel these water permits? this is not a legal pipeline. there was never in environmental impact statement. that is not in the public interest all stop dakota access prophets did not come over the safety and well-being of the people. amy: tara houska, thank you for being with us of honor the earth, ojibwe from couchiching first nation. are north dakota authorities --
are north dakota authorities waging a war against the public's right to know about the ongoing standing rock pipeline protests? earlier this month, they charged documentary filmmaker deia schlosberg with three felonies for filming an act of civil disobedience in which climate activists manually turned off the safety valves to stop the flow of tar sands oil through pipelines spanning the u.s. and canada. these were separate actions from dapl. the actitions took place in minnesota, montana, north dakota, and washington state. deia schlosber was the producer of josh fox's recent documentary "how to let go of the world and love all the things climate can't change." she was filming the action at a valve station owned by transcanada in walhalla, north dakota. she was arrested along with the activists and her footage was confiscated. then she was charged with a class a felony and 2 class c felonies -- which combined, carry a 45-year maximum sentence. meanwhile, on october 10, indigenous peoeoples' day, , at least 27 people including, hollywood actress shailene woodley, were arrested blockading dakota access pipeline construction at two separate work sites.
footage of woodley's arrest was streamed live to roughly 40,000 viewers on her facebook page. >> you're going to be placed under arrest for criminal trespass. >> 40,000 people are watching. so everybody knows we were going to our vehicle, which they had all surrounded by waiting with giant guns so they can arrest me because they knew this would happen. i hope you're watching, mainstream media. amy: that was activist and actress shailene woodley. she is known for the "divergent series" and "the fault in our stars." abouts an "snowden" edward snowden and appeared in "secret life of the americican teteenager." can you talk about what happened to you?
this was right after indigenenos peoples day, columbus day? >> it was on into this -- indigenous peoples day. i happen to be in town. i had gotten back the night before indigenous peoples day and there was a sunrise ceremony , a sunrise prayer. everyone woke up at 6:00 a.m. and gathered at the river to pray, which is how standing rock starts. they're all of these dialogueses and narratives about riots. it is so grounded in ceremony and prayer, i can't stress that enough. everyone got up and pray. the night before, coincidentally, right after the presidential debate when the whole world is focused on donald trump and hillary clinton, u.s. court of appeals said -- decided deny the whole. a peaceful action was put in place that i participated in.
we all went down to this certain area -- i could not give you the exact landmarks because i had never been there before. people decided to bring attention to the day and the cause. i was not one of those people. i was participating in a peaceful protest and peaceful protection, along with roughly 300 people, including my mother. i was standing exactly how all of the rest of these 300 people were standing and doing with these other people were doing, which was praying, chanting, singing. after about two or 3, 4 -- my timing is off, but after quite a few hours of doing this, once the people had chosen to be arrested were detained and sent safely away, we all left. the cops were leaving, so we all peacefully left.
as i was pulling up, walking up to my rv in the back of the line of the protesters cars -- the were not a lot of people around -- my mom was with me and a few friends, there was a group of cops waiting for me as well as a tank. i mean, a take. that is so crazy to say. there is a tank, a war tank and then like a swat car tank. they grabbed my arm and asked if i was shailene woodley and i said yes. they told me to wait and eventually they decided to come back and arrest me. amy: so were you the only person outside of those who were willing to get arrested -- i mean, there were several hundred others like you there in support, but left when you were told to -- you are the alall-in-one arrested? >> yes. amy: did they say why? >> i mean, i was charged with criminal trespass and engaging in a riot. they did not say why. because comment saying
i'm shailene woodley, people may be know who i am. i was, like you said, facebook live streaming while i was getting arrested, but before that, i had been live streaming for two plus hours and had over 40,000 people at that time of my time of arrest watching. the prior to that, in an out of 30,000 to 50,000 people, give or take. it was creating a lot of momentum outside a standing rock. as we all know, there has been a media blackout about what is going on. it is up to people like you, amy, and you are doing so bravely and graciously, people like us on the ground with our facebook live streams and you brave warriors who are being arrested to bring attention to this cause because no one is talking about it. it is time for that to stop. it is not acceptable that there are tanks in north dakota facing elders and children protectors
of clean water. this is something that is a big issue and we cannot lay idle anymore about it. amy: what happened next? your brought to the mandndan ja? >> morton county -- yes, mandan jail. we were strip-searched. amy: your charged with low-level misdemeanors and you were strip-searched? undressed had to get in front of someone -- amy: you're by yourself? with regards? >> yes, watching. and prove that we had nothing in our bodies. toldhen from there we were to put on an orange jumpsuit while being watched. and d then in a holding chamber with a group of other women. i have to say, i was the first person who got released that day
on bail. mymy mom happened to be there.. it freaked her out a lot. there were a a lot of women whoi got to know in that chamber who had to stay overnight. and spend a lot more time in jail than i did was to i think it is really important and i think it is pitiful that we talk eia's, butrrest and d there are a lot of people out there that don't have the sport i have because of my name. we all n need to be supporting them just as much as you're paying attention to the issues we're here to talk about because those are our brothers and sisters on the line who are sacrificing so much of their livelihood in order to stand in solidarity with this movement. amy: you did not just go in on that date, on indigenous peoples day, you have been going back to north dakota now for many, many months. why is the dakota access pipeline standoff so important to you? concerned about
this close to $4 billion pipeline being built? >> there are a lot of reasons to be aware of this pipeline will stop one is climate change, as we all know, everything will time will out of a pipeline toto be b built or another fracking well to be built, we are endorsing the fossil fuel industry and only prolonging the time it is going to take to switch to renewable energy. but something that is important about this movement in particular is the fact that it is not only happening outside and on the standing rock sioux reservation, but indigenous timee -- most of the indigenous people come a marginalized communities, are the first affected because there is a certain veil of silence to run over these communities when these pipelines go through. 11 people don't pay attention. 45 minutes south of l.a., there
is the largest oil refinery west of the mississippi yet those people living in beverly hills and santa monica, we don't know about it. predominately if you look at the different communities and the people who live there, yet ask yourself, is that coincidence or is the reason for that? that is what we're seeing a standing rock. a lot of people don't realize this, but for the first time in history, before colonization, native american tribes, a lot of them were at war with one another and did not get along. for the first time in history, these different tribes and non-native allies are coming together to heal the past and move forward in solidarity for future generations, and that is a historical moment. this will be in history books. things are changing anand it is because people are letting go of a lot of pain and a lot of suffering that has existed for so many years. and we cannot -- it is our civic
and civil responsibility, especially me as a non-native, to recognize what my ancestors and what i refuse to continue to let happen to native americans in this country. amy: i was again with a security guard -- speaking with a security guard who is in north dakota protecting the pipeline. one of the things he said to me, especially what happened september 3 when the security guards unleashed the dogs on the water protectors, he said, yeah, to understand why these protesters are angry? themid, we have dogs bite and that is on top of killing them for 200 years. i get it. i get it. shailene woodley, thank you so much for being with us. we're also going to talk about the people who were there documenting what is going on. shaving was arrested on columbus ene was arrested on
columbus day, indigenous peoples car as she was going to her . police had yet to leave the property. we're joined in los angeles by video streaming by deia award-w-winning documentary filmmaker and producer. on october 11, she was arrested while reporting on a climate-change protest in walhalla, north dakota. charged with three felonies, facing 45 years in prison if convicted. "thewith us, josh fox, arrest of journalists and filmmakers covering the dakota pipeline is a threat to democracy -- and the planet." his previous documentaries include "gasland," which first exposed the harms of the fracking industry. he also made "gasland 2," which aired on hbo. deia, describe what happened to you. working as11, i was a reporter as i have done for years and years and years, as
i were doingnd when we made the film. people takinging a stand, people on the front .ines activists across four states that have plan to turn the emergency shutoff outs on the five pipelines [indiscernible] democracynow.or i was documenting this occurrence outside walhalla, as you said. i was filming the action.
at no point, trespassed, broken or destroyed any property. i had nothing to do with the planning of the event. i was there to document it. i think it is essential for filmmakers to go where the mainstream media is not. there's a major hole in the andrage of climate change people that are already dealing with the consequences of climate change of people f fighting climate change. i take that responsibility very seriously. amy: so when did the police come? >> the police came after -- doing theactivist action, michael, called the company at of time to say he was
going to shut off the valve to give them ample time to take any emergency precautions. and then he turned the valve and meanwhile the comfy notified local police -- company notified local police. after the valve was closed, they came in about 15 minutes. i had my camera set up on a tripod on a public road. they told me i was arrested were being -- for being an accessory pointnt i, it which was brought to the local jail.l. i figured ththings would just he to clear up once they realized ----
amy: so they charge do with three felonies echo what were the felonies? to the property, conspiracy to theft of service, and conspiriracy of interfering with the public structure. amy: and you face 45 years in jajail? what is your comment on this? >> what is my -- y: what dodo say aboutut this? >> it is absolutely outrageous. do for a living, what i have done for years and years. there's actually no ground for these charges. amy: i want to bring in your colleague josh fox, the award-winning filmmaker along
with you, of "how to let go of the world and love all the things climate can't change," and also made "gasland," and wrote "gasland 2." you also wrote "the arrest of , journalists and filmmakers covering the dakota pipeline is a threat to democracy -- and the planet." we have worked in the amazon together. ofe seen deia trek past some the most dangerous things in the world. in making this film, never did i ever think the biggest threat to her life or her livelihood would be the united states government and our police force. what worries me the most is that we have two really disturbing patterns at work. one, pipelines. we have pipelines being put in all across the united states of america.
of course, we stand with standing rock against the dakota access. deia working to report on activists doing an action against tar sands pipelines. they crisscrossed the u.s. because we are in a new regime of fossil fuel develop it because of frack oil and gas. i could go on and on. there is a plan to build 300 new frack gassed power plants in the u.s. and that will require thousands upon power -- thousands upon thousands of pipeline. these battles will escalate because nobody wants those through their property. the second part of this is brutal repression of the media will stop would you, amy goodman, shailene and deia have experienced. i would add in addition, two other reporters that were .rrested alongside of deia
one washington state and our cameraman was just given charges in the mail in minnesota. these people are not accessories to the crime. they are the media. this is the first amendment constitutionally protected -- what i worry about is in the most brutally repressive regimes throughout history, one of the first things those to radical desk it's do is espots is to make sure there's a lockdown on things they do not want reported. his swat teams to the work you been doing, amy, for decades that it is clear the mainstream media will not report on standing rock. they will not report on the pipeline battle. it is infuriating and it advocation of duty to watch the kardashians and other nonsense which is called news when we have revololts happening all across the u.s., not just in standing rock and north dakota, but in new york state and florida and west virginia in
seattle. there is a very active movement against fossil fuels because people don't want fossil fuels anymore. therefore, they have to suppress the reporting on it. it makes me terrified for the future of our profession. we need to be able to operate as documentarians and independent media that are allowed to bring the stories to the public that is constitutionally protected. we would never have been able to make our film if this happened media repression was happening in other countries where we were reporting -- africa, china, peru, ecuador. deep to the heart of what we need to do to not only inspire people with stories about climate activists, but to make them aware of all of the dangers of this fossil fuel expansion. amy: we have to bring in our second break. we will be back. josh fox, deia schlosber. shailene woodley, thank you for
being with us. ♪ [music break] amy: amy: "vietnam" by phil ochs. we end today's show with an extended address by tom hayden, who spent decades shaping movements against war and for social justice, and has died at the age of 76. tom hayden was the principal author of the port huron statement, the founding document of students for a democratic society, or sds. the statement advocated for participatory democracy and helped launch the student movement of the 1960's. in 1968, hayden became one of the so-called chicago 8 and was
convicted of crossing state lines to start a riot after he helped organize protests against the vietnam war outside the democratic national convention. we're going to turn to a clip of tom hayden now. forget that never of course it was the vietnamese resistance and their sacrifice that led to our awakening algg with civil rights movent at home. beganith handfu of youn people, ack studentwho l freedorides,itizens,he stent noiolent corany mmittee s the fit resi the r. julianonds wasitting here was rected aer beinglected to the grgiaegislatu. mohamm ali w stripd of his boxing tles. th also begawith the vtnam mmittee berkeley growin out of teach-ins, sd to call the fit march. the drt resistae. the e had vever be a p peaful
onlike thenen 1965hat arose out of the civiv rights moment andame justeeks ter selma. least 2would die athe nds of police while demonstrating for peace. introduce luis rodriguez and rosalie a munoz from the chicano moratorium, where four died, including gustav montes, lynn ward, jose diaz. juanalazar was an early gonzalez. a great reporter for "the los angeles times" who served as a journalist in v vietnam befefore started critical reporting on the streets of los angngeles. and he was shot by the sheriff's deputies. amy: that is tom hayden remembering the people who came
ideon raff's documentary has a story of prisoners of war. this is israel's top-rated progogram and top drama series. the executive editor. i'm here withiedion raff and the executive producer of "prisoners of war." this show has a life of its own. you first created it back in 2009. > yes. >> and it continues to hahave legs. there are new additions that are being created across the world but take us back to the beginning of "prisoners of war." how did you come up with it? >> i don't know. once i thought of the idea i was shocked that nobody did this before. israel is a small country and the issue of prisoners of war is such a raw subject that i was sure that probably somebody did
it and the more i researched it i rillsed a world of drama that hasn't been tapped into. israelis are used to being the end of the show and the story but i wanted to do it as the beginning and see the prisoners of war. >> was there a particular p.o.w. spreps that inspired you in doing early research? >> unfortunately, there is a prisoner of war in our history. one who was a navigator sought captive in 1985 and nobody saw what happened to him since and hat his life looked. when i started writing the show, there were three prisoners of war. one who came back in body bags
and another one who was captive with hamas. the last day of shooting the second season was the day he failed to come back home. >> you chose 17 years for the gap between these p.o.w.'s being captured and being released. how did you choose that amount of time and the drama behind that first season? >> the reason i chose 17 years, it is unfathomamable to come ba after a long time. it's aifetime. if you fell captive and you had a baby and when you come back you have an adult at home, an adult that lived their life with the absence of the father figure being gone and suddenly there is somebody at home. there is also a lifetime of sacrificices. one prisoner of war's wife spearheaded the campaign for his return and for 17 years didn't date and was this kind of model
citizen that israeli citizens expects from these wives and they had to move on and fall in love and marry somebody else. >> one of the characters on your show, she remarks she was a prisoner by herself, she was waiting for her husband for so long and talk about balancing the drama behind these prisoners, their return and the intrigue of what happened to them, with the families and the fact that there's a lot of drama of how these prisoners come back and have a real hard time adjusting to family life. >> my research revealed and there are 1,500 ex-prisoners of war that liven in israel who lived between a few months that lived in egypt or syria. about 1,000 of them live in israel. i met many of them. i have met their families,
wives, children, the doctors that take care of them and i realized that prisoners of war is too narrow to just describe them, the captive, it is the whole community and maybe the whole country and the story of these women left behind, the stories of kids who are looked under a microscope because their fathers are missing is as fascinating as the fathers coming back. i wanted to have them as part of the story as well. >> what's interesting, it is a wide range, one character stayed truthful and faithful to her husband and another woman decided to start living again and a sister who is really struggggling with h the disappearance of her brother. talk about balancing out these stories and what you took from talking to real lifee prisoners of war and how you applied it to
these characters. >> it is a rich subject and i thought it would be a disservice to have one person come back. so "prisoners of war" told the story of three sold years who fell captive 17 years ago, one comes back in a body bag. while the country is celebrating the return of two prisoners of war, the sister of the guy who didn't come back feels that grief and that loss on it in a huge way because everywhere she goes, there is a huge celebration and the two prisoners of war who come back alive, one of them comes back and finds out that his wife has been waiting for him and he has two o kids that he doesn't know and he finds his way of being the man of the house again which is very hard after his wife suddenly became center stage and met with world leaders
advocateing for his release and trying to work on their relationship and trying to find the right balance there. the other prisoner of war comes back after 17 years thinking about the love of his life waiting to see her again only to realize she married his brother and he is devastated by that. and he is also a veryry differe character from the other prisoner of war and he moves in with his father. but these stories are taken from real life, taken from the research, some of them embellished. but there was a prisoner of war who came back and his girlfriend married somebody else and the air force asked her to pretend that she didn't so that for the first few days he would have a smooth entry into societand that's what we did. >> you mentioned your actors. you had to put them through a quite a bit, a lot of intense
flashback scenes where you depict torture in great detail. that must have been difficult to film and difficult for the actors to re-enact that. >> very difficult for the actors to get to that state of mind. the thing abouout being a prisor of war, unlike anany other experience and why it is so horrific. you are thrown into a hole in the ground and the door closes and you don't know if it's going to open again or if your family knows you are alive or the country is alive or anyone fighting for you again or eat or see daylight again. there is no schedule. you lose control over your life. the spreps is so horrific and you see the same kind of characteristics of post-traumatic stress disorders. and it's differentnt from other
ptsd. these men come back home completely broken and in order for our actors to be able to portray that -- i put them together with the real prisoners of war so they could talk about the sprepses. many people think that torture is the hard thing about being a prisoner of war and all of them were tortured horribly. but one who was with an organization for about five years, he was tied to a radiator in an apartment in beirut. nobody knew he was alive. he was sold from one organization to another for intragations and told me something that i realized that the physical torture for them. it's the sikecoling call torture fofor them that broke most of these people. and once you are stuck in that hole in the ground and the door is shut and you have no idea if
it's ever g going to open againe told me once it did open and was pulled out and even knew he was going to be tortured and have his nails pulled out he felt t nothing g but joy because of th human interaction and i wanted to bring to light. >> and something that you really explore is the relationship between the prisoners of war and their captainors and something that you explore going into the second season as well. talk about that and the importance of depicting what that world is like and touching on stockholm syndrome and other issues that prisoners face. >> well, because these men are broken completely, once you show them a little bit of kindness, it's very easy to manipulate and very easy to -- all of them talk in captivity, but this need,
this human need for a connection makes some of them not resent their captainors but come back with them saying this guy hurt me but he didn't want to and we talked about our daughters and they create real strong bonds. >> and especially your two leads , the fact that they have this unspoken sort of relationship and they walk together closely and you can see just 17 years of being in otherer's support grou and what that means and the fact they are able to show that and display that on camera, that is incredible. >> in between takes, i kept them in dark rooms where they couldn't stand up straight and sit in the dark. even if it was a lunch break or someone else's scene, so for hours, the actors would sit in cage-lige environments in the
dark to the point where they had a shared d experience thahat ot people onset don't have. >> that is method acting. >> they are fantastic actors. one of the most amazing things for a writer-director is sit behind the monitor and yell out action and for forget to yell cut. forgetting the words that you wrote and the world you designed and transported someone else completely because of their talents. >> what t kind of reaction did u have from p.o.w.'s as i'm sure you screened the shows for them and did it bring back hard memories for them? and did they say you got our experience? >> the reaction in israel was astonishing. it was a controversial show in the beginning because we had prisoners of war that we were waiting for their return. and once it aired, suddenly you couldn't open the paper in
israel or the radio or the tv without hearing a story of a prisoner of war. many of them i'm still close with and they were the biggest supporters of the show. it gave them a voice for the first time and gave the nerve to tell t their families about the experiences and gave their kids the possibility to ask their fathers for the first time, is this true? did this happen to you? so i think it opened a discourse this israel that was very raw and taboo. >> were you expecting that dialogue or was that an unintended benefitit? >> it was unintended. i was focused on the drama and telling the story and the reaction was just astonishing, e two leads, who were not as known in tv and film as big tv
actors but i wanted faces t tha are not known in a national way, somebody who couldn't cross the street without someone wanting to hug them. so it was very a big reaction from the audience and from the critics. >> you mentioned you wanted to focus on the drama. you wrote and drenthed every episode. this was a labor of love. talk about that and the amount of work that went into creating this whole world and doing it pretty much yourself. >> well, i had an amazing crew. once i got to set, i was not alone. but it was a labor of love. and it was a real passion project. and the more i learned about what happens to prisoners of war when they come back home, the more i realized that the first day home is not the happy ending they wish for but the beginning of a very hard journey to
re-integrate into society. the more i learned that very few people do come back from captivity, even if physically they are back. i felt a sense of responsibility. and i wanted to tell the story in a very personal way and that's why i wrote and directed every episode. >> let's talk about the show itself because not only was it revolutionary in israel, but it becameme a massive hit all over the world and it is on homeland and created this new wave of israeli tv being adapted in the united states and around the world. talk about that and being on this edge of this new programming coming out of israel? >> one of the things i'm proudest, i created the show for a small market, for very few money and suddenly, it is shown in 40 territories around the
the format ew and and did "homeland in america." so did a russian version and the story stories have toucht many people around the world. what happened in hollywood, the minute "homeland" became a success, suddenly hollywood looked into t the israeli marke to find out wells is hiding there. >> why do you think the show has relevance across the globe? >> part of it is israel isn't the only place with conflict. there are so many places torn with conflict and war and the experiences that these soldiers go through are the same as american soldiers, chinese soldiers, south african, wherever -- we are doing a south
korean one. but also, i think there are universal themes in the show that touched many people around the world. the idea of somebody coming back home after a long time and you not knowowing if suddenly you le in the house with a stranger. it's a thrilling aspect of the show that is very universal. >> what's great, too, about "prisoners of war" being readily available, we can watch the original and see how original territories turn into their own version. >> i saw the indian version and a fellow came back from pakistan and amazing how you learn about the locale and the place you are watchihing, but the feelings, t emotions are universal. >> how did the show w change israeli television? were there more shows that
aspired to be like "prisoners of war." cliche and because the budgets are so small, many of the shows were coffee shop shows where they talk about their feelings and "prisoners of war" which is a very deep exploration of character but also a suspense. it's a thriller. it's a sikecoling call thriller and open up the eyes and we could look at shows like that and since then you have seenn shshows that have that kind of adrenalin in it. >> talk about adapting "prisoners of war" in different territories. you brought it here as "homeland." same structure, but the focus was a little different. is that the same in other territories as well? and how are these shows adapted
for different territories? >> the first word that i learned in trying to adapt it to "homeland" was the word franchise and how do we continue this once the story of the "prisoners of war" is done. we shifted t the elemements and interrogation, the investigation that hapappens in "prisoners of war," the character became the heart of the show in america. once the story is over, they can go on and solve other cases. in israel and in many places around the world, you tell the story and then it's done. you don't need that kind of engine. it existed in the original show. we know they are in line and have a secret language and the
salt character and looking into why they are hiding a secret. that's not the hafert heart of the show. >> so much about the relationships. season two gets deeper into the mystery and there are some twists and turns. seemed like once season one was a success, did that allow you greater opportunity to play with the story format and do a lot more with the show when it came back? >> yes. but the way we do it in israel. we block shoot the whole thing in order to keep cocosts down. by the time we aired the first season, the second season was already written. so we did allow a lot more and gave us a back wind to enjoy a little bit more pushing the envelope. yeah. >> and you block shoot which
means you shoot it like a big movie. you did 14 episodes in season two. that's a brand new challenge as well. >> it is. you shoot like one big movie. the life expectancy of script writers is very short. but it's really good for the actors because they see the arc of their character and read the whole thing before they go on set. and it's a very challenging way to shoot, but also very rewarding. >> anything you would do differently with "prisoners of war"? do you ever go back and say, i would like to explore this a little bit more or something to do with this character? >> i want to keep living in that world. if i do anything differently, it would be writing the third season faster.
>> where do o you stand with th third season? >> everybody really wants it. and because it's such a personal show to me and because i do everything in terms of the writing and directing on my own, it's hard to find time because of my other projects here in hollywood, but i'm working on it. >> this also really rates your profile in hollywood. talk about what the show has meant for you and your career. >> in terms of my career, it meant everything. it opened every door in hollywood. i have since created a show "gig.""tyrant" and i brought them to israel so we employ between the two shows 600 people from the israeli industry. so it had a big effect on my life, my career and the israeli industry. >> people who are getting into
"prisoners of war," what would you like them to know and how to experienence thiss show? >> it's a story of three prisoners s of war who come bac ter 17 years to o israel and their attempt to re-integrate into israeli society while facing a system, a government that suspects they are hiding a secret. it's a thriller with deepp exploration of character and it's one of the king's favorite shows. >> he did say it was one of his favorite shows. and "new york times" named it one of their favorite shows in 2013. the accolades still keep coming. >> yeah. which is fantastic and overwhelming and humbling. >> gideon raff, always good to see you and thanks for joining me to talk about this amazingg
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