Orwell Rolls in His Grave

Orwell Rolls in His Grave is a 2003 American documentary film directed by Robert Kane Pappas and written by Pappas and Tom Blackburn.[1]

Orwell Rolls in His Grave
film poster
Directed byRobert Kane Pappas
Produced by
  • Robert Kane Pappas
  • Miriam Foley
Written by
  • Robert Kane Pappas
  • Tom Blackburn
Music by
  • Eric Wood
  • Paul Chapin
  • Extra Virgin Mary
  • Chris Jagich
  • J. Alan Hostetter
  • Robert Kane Pappas
Edited byRobert Kane Pappas
Sag Harbor-Basement Pictures
Distributed by
  • Sag Harbor-Basement Pictures (2005)
  • Slamdance (2011)
Release date
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

Documentary topic

The film covered topics including the Telecommunications Act of 1996, concentration of media ownership, political corruption, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the controversy over the US presidential election of 2000 (particularly in Florida with Bush v. Gore), and the Carter vs. Reagan 1980 "October Surprise" conspiracy theory.[2]



The film has aired in October 2004, on Free Speech TV, a non-profit TV station based in Denver, Colorado and Link TV.[3]


In 2004, Washington Post staff writer Desson Thomson found the documentary similar to Fahrenheit 9/11, The Corporation and Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism.[4]

See also


  1. staff. "Orwell Rolls In His Grave". KCET. Archived from the original on July 6, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  2. Ward, Mike (August 27, 2004). "Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)". Pop Matters. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  3. Touchdown (admin) (October 25, 2004). "Orwell Rolls in his Grave (Free Speech TV) showtimes". Democratic Underground. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  4. Desson Thomson (July 30, 2004). "'Orwell': Big, Boring Brother". Retrieved September 27, 2018.
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