Mass Media Documentaries
It was Aldous Huxley who stated in his book Brave New World that “one believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.” This still rings through, especially in a day and age when we are constantly being bombarded with information and we have no way of proving if any of it is true.
John Pilger’s “The War You Don’t See,” originally released in 2011, is a timely investigation into the media’s role in war, which begs the question: “how much of what we see on television is the truth?” During World War One, for instance, 16 million died and 21 million were wounded.
Propaganda is a viral documentary film that blurs the line between reality, fiction and persuasion. Suggesting what might be a fictionalized premise that the film was presented to a translator from possible defectors from North Korea, the film is apparently a work of propaganda aimed against western society and culture as a means of bolstering the strength of the DPRK.
Produced by Carl Christman, “Freedom Fries and Other Stupidity We’ll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren”, explores the phenomenon of “hollow patriotism” that has been occurring for some time in the U.S.
Starsuckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it.
Exclusive rough-cut of the first in-depth documentary about WikiLeaks and the people behind it. From summer 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following the secretive media network WikiLeaks and its enigmatic Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange.
Control Room, by Jehane Noujaim, an award-winning Arab-American filmmaker who has lived within and embraced both worlds, provides an opportunity to re-examine what is perhaps the most pressing question of international relations today: “is America radicalizing or stabilizing the Arab world?” Without miring itself in shadowy conspiracy theories, Control Room provides a balanced view of Al-Jazeera’s presentation of the second Iraq war to their worldwide Arab audience.