Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Propaganda," the Movie

Controversial to its core, this hard-hitting anti-Western propaganda film, which looks at the influence of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world from a North Korean perspective, has also been described as ‘either a damning indictment of 21st Century culture or the best piece of propaganda in a generation.’
Part 1 of 10

Slavko Martinov: The antidote to Propaganda? Question everything!

Slavko Martinov has spent nine years working on one of the most original documentaries to have ever been produced about the media and manufactured consent. "Propaganda" took centre stage in an international debate before it was even released. [It] was presented as a film that North Korean opponents purloined and made public to let the West see how North Korea portrays and describes the consumerist society of the Capitalist world. The documentary is presented by an anonymous professor from North Korea who takes the viewers on an eye opening journey, showing the contradictions, the lies and the truth about the world we live in.


3 comments:

buelahman said...

A propaganda film about propaganda in a propaganda campaign... The antidote to propaganda? Question everything. (Including this film!)
(From the comment section of the Part2)

There are many truths contained in the piece, and then there is a lot of BS (especially regarding WWII and Germany).

MachtNichts said...

I didn't watch all of it, but doesn't democracy mean rule of the mob? And isn't that the least desirable form of govt? If we have to have people governing, and in some way I suppose we do, considering the sheer numbers of us, we should have coordinators to facilitate peaceful cohabitation without corruption.

Something along the lines with the indigenous peoples of various continents of the past. Wishful thinking, Greg? Maybe one day, once the money changers have disappeared from this planet or we have found a new one.

But, I'm not holding my breath.

Greg Bacon said...

I didn't watch all of it, but doesn't democracy mean rule of the mob?

Something like that, only in the USA it's the mobs that rule over us peons.

Mobs that swear allegiance to their beloved icon, a six-sided star.

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