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    This could be interesting...

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

    Propaganda signals the birth of a new genre-bending generation of film maker. Using the 'fake North Korean propaganda' found-footage device, Director Slavko Martinov, (who just spoke at a recent TED conference) parodies its language and stylings, before targeting the mountain of hypocrisies and contradictions that make up the modern Western narrative. In doing so, the film delivers a devastating blow to those who might be quick to laugh at 'backward' ideologies before considering how political and cultural trends have weakened Western claims to the moral high ground.

    In chapters with titles including "Rewriting History," "Creating Ideas and Illusions" and "The Cult of Celebrity," the film takes aim at advertising, war, TV, consumerism, religion, censorship, celebrity and historical revisionism - all sources of, or the result of state propaganda - in a way that is thoroughly North Korean, alarmingly authentic and disturbingly precise.

    Propaganda has caused an international incident involving the NIS (South Korea's CIA), the Catholic Church, Homeland Security and the FBI. In fact, Martinov and his crew to this day stand accused of being North Korean agents by the South Korean government. If the best way to see our selves is through the eyes of another, then this jaw-dropping film will hold a mirror to Western media, politics and history, and the propaganda that has shaped them.

    Winner: Best Picture - Traverse City Film Festival

    Official Selections: DOXA 2014, CLIFF Film Fest, Olympia Film Festival, CPH:DOX 2013, Melbourne underground Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, PUFF Festival - Hong Kong, Docville Festival 2013, Doc Edge Festival 2013, Byron Bay Film Festival, IDFA Film Festival 2012

    SKU: MVD6321D
    UPC: 760137632191
    Street Date: 07/22/14
    PreBook Date: 06/17/14
    Label: Propaganda »
    Genre: Documentary
    Run Time: 96 mins
    Number of Discs: 1
    Audio: STEREO
    Year of Production: 2013
    Director: Slavko Martinov
    Producers: Slavko Martinov
    Box Lot: 30
    Territory: NORTH AMERICA
    Language: English

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  • #2
    Yep...looks very interesting.

    I am a sucker for things like this....


    • #3
      Looks wacko, thus must be the truth! It's a mondo film for "wow" generation. A must see!


      • #4
        This was originally posted in full on youtube a couple years ago posing as a true document. Judging by the youtube comments it fooled most. It's an interesting way to frame the debate.

        "Never let the fact that they are doing it wrong stop you from doing it right." Hyman Mandell.


        • #5
          Just clicking through the video. Being surrounded by "artsy" people as I am this really is very similar to my daily facebook feed that always gets me slamming my face into the keyboard.
          "Never let the fact that they are doing it wrong stop you from doing it right." Hyman Mandell.


          • #6
            Originally posted by sukebanboy View Post
            Yep...looks very interesting.

            I am a sucker for things like this....
            Indeed, looks intriguing to say the least. I'll probably pick this up.
            I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.