Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies

Saturday, February 29, at 4:15 pm in Erskine (Dance Studio) Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 pm in Fulford (S212)

DIRECTOR

Larry Weinstein

COUNTRY

Canada

RUNNING TIME

92 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Rohingya, Korean, Arabic and Russian with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

Propaganda – whether in film, print, posters or architecture – is an act of persuasion that succeeds by unconsciously tapping emotions and bypassing critical thinking. In these media-saturated times, as we’re bombarded by “alternative facts” and contradictory narratives, one troubling question lingers: how do we know what we think we know? Tracing the history of propaganda through the lens of such politically motivated artists as Kent Monkman, Shepard Fairey and Ai Weiwei, this kinetic exploration of the mechanics of persuasion is an ominous reminder that there exist levels of disinformation less obvious and more insidious than what we flippantly call “fake news.”

Advisory: violence, coarse language, nudity.

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