In late 2005, Harold Pinter videotaped a lecture on the occasion of being awarded one of the most distinguished honours, the Nobel Prize for Literature. His speech, delivered directly to camera, is a complex reflection on his own writing and an excoriating attack on the foreign policy of a “brutal, ruthless and scornful” United States.
Harold Pinter reflects on the genesis of his plays The Homecoming and Old Times; the problems of political theatre; the tragedy of American actions in Nicaragua; the invasion of Iraq and other crimes by the United States in the past half century.
Art, Truth & Politics is a speech that made headlines around the world. It is an urgent and compelling appeal for us all as citizens to seek out and honour the truth.