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Jean Kilbourne continues her ground-breaking analysis of advertising's depiction of women in this most recent update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series. In fascinating detail, Kilbourne decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing and destructive gender stereotypes. Her analysis challenges us to consider the relationship between advertising and broader issues of culture, identity, sexism, and gender violence...
By: Sut Jhally
(English) What stories do contemporary music videos tell about girls, women, boys, men, sexuality and gender? What are the cultural values portrayed? And from whose perspective? Dreamworlds encourages viewers to consider how these narratives shape individual and cultural attitudes about sexuality. Illustrated with hundreds of examples, the film accounts both the continuing influence of music videos and how popular culture generally filters the identities of young men and women through a narrow and dangerous set of myths about sexuality and gender; asking viewers to re-look at the images that have been normalised and meanings taken for granted throughout popular culture...
(English) While advertising is clearly a visible component of the corporate system, perhaps even more important and pervasive is the often-invisible partner -- the public relations industry. Toxic Sludge Is Good For You illuminates this hidden sphere of corpocracy, examining the way in which the management of the 'public mind' has become central to how society is usurped and controlled by political and economic elites. The film tracks the development of the PR industry from its early efforts to win popular support for World War I, to the role of crisis management in controlling the damage to corporate image; while analysing the tools public relations professionals use to shift public perceptions.
Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth? This documentary examines the relationship between the media, corporations, and government. In a country where the top 1% control 90% of the wealth, the film argues that the media system is nothing but a subsidiary of the corporate world. Have we entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth?
By: Tom Gow
Most people know the mainstream media manipulates stories, manufactures illusions, and exploits fears. But the reason is more than just bias or sloppy reporting. Behind The Big News shows the revolutionary agenda originating outside the media that defines today's headlines and examines some of the biggest news stories in recent decades to discover how this subversive agenda is promoted...
By: Chris Atkins
(English) By planting a variety of fake celebrity-related stories in the UK media and having tabloid newspapers accept them without corroboration or evidence, Starsuckers navigates through the "shams and deceit involved in creating a pernicious celebrity culture", uncovering the real reasons behind the addiction to fame and the corporations and individuals who profit from it...
By: John Pilger
(English) The Daily Mirror used to be a peoples' paper that respected its readers and earned trust and affection. But that changed out of all recognition when the British public were told that the new information technology, heralded by The Sun's move to Wapping, would bring a greater variety of newspapers and a more diverse media. Instead, what happened was rapid moves toward contracted press controlled by ever fewer proprietors. John Pilger describes the downfall of his old paper and the all-pervasive influence of Rupert Murdoch...