Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies

Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies



Language: English
Translation: Bulgarian subtitles
Genre: Documentary
Canada/Germany, 2019, 90'
Director: Larry Weinstein
From cave paintings and the Catholic Church to presidential tweets and deep fakes, propaganda's rapid progression hasn't compromised its potency.


 In this popular Hot Docs 2019 selection, award-winning director Larry Weinstein traces the sprawling roots and mechanics of indoctrination through the lens of artists like Kent Monkman, Shepard Fairey and Ai Weiwei, whose revolutionary works have co-opted the conventions of disinformation. In a “post-truth” era where dangerous lies have never been better disguised, this cautionary investigation confronts us with the timely questions: If propaganda is all around us, how do we know what is true? And why are we so easily seduced?


 

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