The Panama Deception
The Panama Deception (1992)

Barbra Trent's Oscar-winning documentary takes a harsh look at a black period in 20th-century democracy, the late '80s and early '90s when during "Operation Just Cause," the U.S. invaded Panama, ostensibly to oust… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
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Emanuel Levy

Forceful condemnation of the Reagan-Bush policy in Panama, especially after the 1989 invasion. Relavent message--a total dismissal of the officual story--and timeley release in election year increased the visibility of docu, which won the Oscar Award.

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A sobering look at how Noriega went from the US payroll to jail.

Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

A revelatory documentary

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Jim Hunter
This documentary explores the hidden agendas behind the U.S. invasion of Panama. Watching this documentary now, I couldn't help but draw one-to-one… More
John Ballantine
Marvellous documentary about the Panama invasion by the United States and the role that the U.S. had in propping up Noriega beforehand. Unfortunately, it… More