Anthony Hayward is the author of Breaking the Silence: The Films of John Pilger, Which Side Are You On? Ken Loach and His Films and the biographies Julie Christie and Phantom: Michael Crawford Unmasked. He has written many books about television and film, and contributed to The Independent since 1993 and The Guardian since 2009.
In Breaking the Silence: The Films of John Pilger, Anthony Hayward traces the journalist and documentary maker's screen career, from The Quiet Mutiny in 1970 to Utopia in 2013. The book details the documentaries, their effects, such as the $45 million in aid triggered by Year Zero - The Silent Death of Cambodia, and Pilger's clashes with both the political and broadcasting establishments.