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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Love, Hate and Propaganda

prop·a·gan·da [prop-uh-gan-duh]
- noun
1 The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.
2 Material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause: wartime propaganda.
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Starting tomorrow night (March 4), be sure to check out the six-part CBC documentary
Love, Hate and Propaganda,
narrated by The Hour's George Stroumboulopoulos.
Check out the series promo .
From the documentary's website:
"Love, Hate and Propaganda...will bring the most important war (WW II) in history into sharp focus through the lens of propaganda. This was the first modern war in which all combatants bombarded their citizens with messages: through newsreels and posters, radio addresses and songs, speeches and rallies. The great - and the evil - minds of that era knew propaganda could awaken powerful passions: love, devotion, anger, and hatred. They employed truth, half-truths and sometimes outright lies, used powerful symbols and persuasive words to sway entire populations. Today's viewers, familiar with every kind of messaging, will discover how war was sold around the world by these early practitioners of mass propaganda. Every movie house, school, newspaper and radio became a forum for persuasion and manipulation."
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If you are creative secondary or post-secondary school student, there is a contest associated with the doccumentary! Pick a cause you strongly believe in and create either a poster or video to support it...generate your own propaganda! Click here for more information.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks interesting.

CBC Shop said...

Watch for Love Hate & Propaganda series coming to DVD on August 24
4 disc dvd - dual language
available on line at www.cbcshop.ca

Anonymous said...

what is with the lipstick and earrings? Is that the new Canadian men's fashion? That's going to take some getting used to.