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Programming the Nation? (2011)

TV-G | | Documentary | 19 August 2011 (USA)
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According to many authorities, since the late 1950's subliminal content has been tested and delivered through all forms of media, at an increasingly alarming rate. "PROGRAMMING THE NATION?"... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
John B. Alexander ... Self (as Col. John B. Alexander.)
Richard Beggs Richard Beggs ... Self
Nick Begich ... Self (archive footage)
August Bullock August Bullock ... Self
Noam Chomsky ... Self
Christopher Coppola ... Self
Philip Farber Philip Farber ... Self
David Fricke David Fricke ... Self
Amy Goodman ... Self
Hilton A. Green Hilton A. Green ... Self
Anthony Greenwald Anthony Greenwald ... Self
Andy Johns Andy Johns ... Self
Wilson Bryan Key Wilson Bryan Key ... Self
Dennis Kucinich ... Self
Jerry Mander Jerry Mander ... Self


According to many authorities, since the late 1950's subliminal content has been tested and delivered through all forms of media, at an increasingly alarming rate. "PROGRAMMING THE NATION?" examines the purported uses, influences and potential subconscious side-effects of what's going on beneath the surface of advertising, film, music and political propaganda. Even the US military has been accused of using this technology in their Psychological Operations Unit, (PSY OPS) campaign. This socially relevant documentary not only traces the history of this phenomenon, but seeks to determine the validity and potential threat that may or may not exist. Do you ever find yourself doing or buying things without any conscious reasoning? Why has consumer debt in America risen over 50% since 1990? How is it possible that the United States consumes about 25% of the world's resources while only making up 4.5% of the world's population? Are we all part of an elaborate scheme which has been programming... Written by Anonymous

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Are we all brainwashed? Or, have we lost our minds? The History of Subliminal Messaging in America





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One fine doc.
12 September 2011 | by kubrikahnSee all my reviews

This movie won't shake your world or convince you that conspiracies are out there, but it does deliver a very grounded discussion on the topic of subliminal persuasion. The movie is meandering at times, and some bits feel self indulgent, but the topic is a fascinating one to see explored so thoroughly. Just like all good documentaries, you come away from this one looking at the world a little differently. The voice is not too charismatic or likable, but this is a documentary after all, and he's not nearly as obnoxious as Micheal Moore. The technical specs are solid, not spectacular. Strong interviews with a good balance of subjects. Track this one down.

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19 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Programarea subliminala - o legenda urbana? See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


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$500,000 (estimated)
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