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The World Without US (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 2008
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This film dismantles all the anti-USA propagandists in a clear, concise, case by case formula then begs the question "What if the USA were to go isolationist again?"
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Credited cast:
Roy Werner ... President William Turner
Mari Ueda ... Isimaru
Tomo Kawaguchi ... Asuka
Mark Ofuji Mark Ofuji ... Hasegawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hamed Al-Abdulah Hamed Al-Abdulah ... Himself - Kuwait, Professor of Political Science
Saad Al-Ajmi Saad Al-Ajmi ... Himself - Kuwait, Former Minister of Culture and Communication
Ibrahim Naji Al-Hadban Ibrahim Naji Al-Hadban ... Himself - Kuwait, Professor of Political Science
Ivan Andric Ivan Andric ... Himself - Vice President of Civic Alliance of Serbia Party
Brian Barron Brian Barron ... Bosnian
Heidi Bertels Heidi Bertels ... Herself - German Citizen & Teacher
Barry Blechman Barry Blechman ... Himself - Foreign Policy Analyst
Gael Brustier Gael Brustier ... Himself - France, Secretary of Political Party
George Bush ... Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
James T. Callaway James T. Callaway ... Bosnian
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What would happen should the United States leave the international scene, and become again a "normal nation", a republic, and not an empire? To find an answer to this question, director and producer Mitch Anderson embarked on an investigative trip on four continents. "The World Without US" is an in-depth investigation of how US foreign policy affects the lives of millions of people around the world. Written by Mitch Anderson Studios

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USA

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English | Cantonese

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2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Deep Water Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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"The World Without US" was shot over two years in twenty-one countries. See more »

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Nasty propaganda
14 July 2011 | by fustbariclationSee all my reviews

It's odd, but we happened to watch another unashamed propaganda film - perhaps propaganda is like buses, they arrive in clumps - we also watched a propaganda film about creationism ('Expelled'), this week.

Again, it's just Leni Riefenstahl re-make. Only somebody ignorant of history since WWII and naive to the techniques of emotional manipulation, lying by omission and logical fallacies would be persuaded by this rubbish.

Amazingly, for what claims to be a documentary, the film ends with a long clip from a post- apocalyptic science fiction film, full of scenes of destruction & weeping children - not as a reminder of what was done to Hiroshima and Nagasaki (and the firebombing of Tokyo), but to try to support the claim that the world needs the 'protection' of those who committed the atrocities to be safe....

I do wonder about this sort of propaganda. It can't actually be intended to persuade anybody who has a mind. I suppose that it must be, like Leni Riefenstahl's films, something to persuade those who follow the party line, but can't help having strong moral qualms, that the end justifies the means. Atrocities, massacres, assassinations and invasions are all fine, decent things to do, as long as they are done in the name of the right Fatherland.


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