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Propaganda (2012)

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An anti-western propaganda film about the influences of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world, as told from a North Korean perspective.

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Slavko Martinov

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Slavko Martinov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eugene Chang Eugene Chang ... Narrator / North Korean Professor
Susannah Kenton Susannah Kenton ... English Voice-Over (voice)
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During a trip to Seoul, translator Sabine Program was approached by a couple that claimed to be North Korean dissidents. They handed her a DVD with the request to translate and disseminate it. The film features a North Korean scientist whose identity has been concealed, who uses hundreds of TV excerpts and archive footage to show what's wrong with Western visual and consumption culture. In the tradition of Michael Moore, the film attacks the moral attenuation, political manipulation and hyper-consumerism that characterize the Western world. In chapters with titles like "Rewriting History," "Complicity" and "The Cult of Celebrity," we are treated to a lineup of the most embarrassing occidental excesses and globalization, a point of view that remarkably resembles the recent Occupy movement: the "psychological warfare" at the hands of multinationals, shopping-obsessed consumers and the failure of democracy. Toward the end of this propaganda piece, the role of North Korea in all of this ... Written by IDFA

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Our dear leader has insisted that you see with your own eyes exactly how this war against the mind is used to turn Western citizens into compliant slaves See more »

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Пропаганда See more »

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Sabineprogram See more »
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Brilliant Expose or Brilliant Propaganda?
6 January 2013 | by actorsindexSee all my reviews

Israel, the USA, 9/11, democracy, religion, capitalism, advertising, TV, cinema, celebrities, computer gaming... they all sit firmly in the cross hairs of this brutally insulting critique of the West from a North Korean perspective. The scathing insults are dished out so heavily, yet supported so convincingly by actual footage backing their standpoint, it is compelling viewing. The calm and reasonable tones of the host and translator are soothingly believable, making this film either a shocking indictment of our era or one the most brilliant pieces of Propaganda in a generation. Either way, this film is compelling viewing.


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