Award-winning journalist John Pilger examines the looming conflict between China and the United States, the world’s two most powerful nations, both nuclear-armed. In Washington, China is perceived as a threat to American dominance and to counter this, then-President Obama announced a ‘pivot to Asia’, which was later taken up by his successor Donald Trump.
The documentary, thus, uncovers the secret, forgotten past, uncovering little-known stories that connect past, present, and resistance. Pilger films on five possible front-lines throughout Asia and the Pacific over two years, providing a unique insight into the rapacious actions of great power today. This documentary lays bare the strategies that the two superpowers employ, with the purpose of winning ally support and retaining power.