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Propaganda. The Art of Selling Lies

a film by  Larry Weinstein

Propaganda. The Art of Selling Lies

Germany, Canada | 2019 | 90:00 min

Formal Categories

History Arts Politics

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
From ancient cave paintings to Twitter feeds and deep fakes, propaganda's rapid progression hasn't compromised its potency. Tracing its effective use by religious figures, politicians and marketers, director Larry Weinstein crafts a persuasive study of the mechanics behind propaganda. This fascinating investigation confronts us with timely questions: If we grow up surrounded by propaganda, how do we know what is true? What risks are inherited by a society tricked into their perceptions? Freedom of speech is critical to a democracy's survival, yet demagogues have consistently exploited that freedom to coerce willing supporters. Contemporary artists, including Kent Monkman, Shepard Fairey and Ai Weiwei, analyze their politically motivated work, creatively co-opting the conventions of disinformation that have permeated their respective cultures. As our platforms for spreading ideas continue to expand in a digital age, dangerous lies have never been better disguised. (HotDocs, Alexander Rogalski)
Festivals/Awards
2019
Hot Docs Toronto
Cast and Crew
  • Director  Larry Weinstein
Original Languages

English

French

German

Italian

Chinese

Korean

Arabic

Russian

Co-Production Company
taglicht media Film- & Fernsehproduktion
Germany
www.taglichtmedia.de
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