Film Weapon of Choice: Propaganda!
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Film Weapon of Choice: Propaganda!
Propaganda has been used in film throughout the century by film makers and politicians as a major tool to mislead the public.
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DER EWIGE JUDE [1940] The Eternal Jew (GER.ENG-SUB.)

der ewige jude (the eternal jew) german movie from 1940 with english subtitles
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Directed by Fritz Hillper, the Eernal Jew is an antisemitic German Nazi propaganda film. Presented as a documentary it is one of the most successful and widespread anti- jewish films created on German Soil. Solely used to mold public opinion, Hitler was all for using the film as direct propaganda against the Jewish people.

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Red Dawn 2012 Full Movie فيلم الأكشن الرهيب مترجم

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers..
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Red Dawn is a 2012 remake of the original 1984 Red Dawn film that was released during the cold war. This film is about the North Koreans attacking apart of the US and a group of teenagers called the Wolverines use guerrilla tactics to fight them off. In the 1984 film, it was the Soviet, Nicaraguan, and Cuban troops attacking the small town. Clearly the film depicts the nations current enemies as the antagonists of the film to provoke a sense of resentment against the enemy nation. We currently have rising tensions with North Korea so why not remake a film that will influence us to agree with a full-scale invasion? Film propaganda at it's finest.
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Iranian News Agency: Ben Affleck Could Be Covert Operator

Iranian News Agency: Ben Affleck Could Be Covert Operator | Film Weapon of Choice: Propaganda! | Scoop.it
An Iranian state-run news agency has published a report alleging that "Argo" is a war propaganda film and that Ben Affleck could be a covert operator.
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The Iranian News Agency published a report stating that the 2012 film Argo is a war propaganda film against the Iranians. The movie is about the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. 52 americans are An expert from Presstaken hostage but six were able to escape. The CIA develops a plan to evacuate the hostages under the guise of shooting a movie. PressTV believes that Argo's purpose is to convince the American people to allow Israel to bring us into their war against Iran. This film is directly influencing our citizens to agree to send our soldiers into more conflict and death.
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Animal Farm: George Orwell - Full Length Animated Movie (1954)

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell published in England on 17 August 1945. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story is a satirical novella by George Or...
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Animal Farm is one of the most famous satirical films to ever be produced. Created in 1954 based off the famous novel by George Orwell, Animal Farm is the story about animals on a farm that overthrow their human masters, little did they know the pigs on the farm would suppress them even more. The main antagonist was a pig named Napoleon who was directly based on Joseph Stalin who ruled the Soviet Union. This film was a satire that related the tyranny in how the pigs treated the rest of the animals, and how Stalin treated the rest of his country.
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Closing Scene from Triumph of the Will

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Triumph of the will is a 1935 film made by Leni Riefenstahl that chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg which was attended by 700,000 Nazi supporters. The film was commissioned by Adolf Hitler himself, even putting his name in the credits as executive producer. This film is notorious for convincing the German people that Germany shall rise to power and that Hitler is the True German Leader that will bring prosperity to the nation. This film is one of the most direct forms of Propaganda of it's age. A notorious weapon used by Adolf Hitler to convince his nations people to obey the Reich and allow him to do as he pleases. It's propaganda like this that one could easily say is partly responsible for starting WW2 and the deaths that would occur from it.
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Heimkehr (1928) - Overview - TCM.com

Overview of Heimkehr, 1928, directed by Joe May, with at Turner Classic Movies

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Heimkehr is a 1928 German silent war propaganda film directed by Joe May. This film has less of a direct "German is the best" propaganda message to it but more of an appreciation aspect. The film is about two german soldiers who got captured in Siberia during the war. During this film they attempt to escape their capture and return home. This film influenced the German people to be more sympathetic of german soldiers and feel anger towards the Soviet Union.

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Top 10 Propaganda Videos - Listverse

Top 10 Propaganda Videos - Listverse | Film Weapon of Choice: Propaganda! | Scoop.it
Propaganda has been with us for a long time but it was not until the two wars that it became such a useful tool in control of the opinions of the people.
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This scoop was a perfect find because it includes the top 10 most used types of Propaganda in film history. Ranging from Pro tax, Nazi, Anti Communist, all the way to Anti pornography propaganda. Film has been one of the best ways to broadcast widespread and mislead information into peoples minds for years. Many people go to watch these movies and can find them online. With such a huge access to the material, it's easy to convince a massive amount of people to believe an idea without directly telling them to.
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Hemp for Victory - Entire Film - US Government asks farmers to grow it

Produced by the US Government in 1942...Interesting to learn that Dupont Chemical funded the anti- hemp / marijuana effort. This is because they had patents ...
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This video is a message to US farmers from the government to start growing hemp on their farms. Even though marijuana was illegal at the time, it was cheaper to make clothing with hemp to be used towards the war. The government already put into the people's minds that marijuana is evil and should not be used in the film Reefer Madness. Hemp for Victory is the anti-demonization of hemp used to convince farmers to grow it to be used towards the homefront.
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Reefer Madness Trailer Great marijuana movie

Reefer Madness The Trailer. This trailer was used in a DVD selling campaign. Not many people got to see it, and it is no longer avaliable online Kamloops Pic...
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I chose this video because the social media wanted to lie to the people, saying that smoking marijuana causes you to go insane and that it is incredibly dangerous for you and the people you interact with. Shortly after marijuana was branded illegal, the media wanted to convince people that smoking marijuana will literally turn you crazy and the best way to do that is to advertise videos like this one above. Showing you the effects of what marijuana will do to you if you start smoking this "drug" will put a negative view on this plant and will get others to believe it's a dangerous substance. I partly believe they created Reefer Madness to keep hemp outlawed because hemp is a cheaper and more reliable material to use for everyday products than paper and cloth. Paper and cloth companies knew they would lose business so they insisted on banning marijuana thus banning the production of hemp. Our companies would rather cut down life sustaining trees than use the more ecological hemp plant and it's films like these that keeps hemp suppressed.
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the new propaganda is liberal. the new slavery is digital.

the new propaganda is liberal. the new slavery is digital. | Film Weapon of Choice: Propaganda! | Scoop.it
What is modern propaganda? For many, it is the lies of a totalitarian state. In the 1970s, I met Leni Riefenstahl and asked her about her epic films that glorified the Nazis. Using revolutionary camera and lighting techniques, ...
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"Propaganda is the ultimate means of social control because it is voluntary, addictive and shrouded in illusions of personal freedom. (snippits)". Todays world is still full inequality, social injustice, and war between liberal democracies. Our governments, our nations, our leaders use propaganda to brain wash us into believing whatever they want us to believe, and we willingly oblige. Many people today don't even see propaganda even when it's right in front of their eyes which allows it to be such a successful tool. Hopefully in the near future propagandic messages will be outlawed and we can stop conflicts in their tracks. "Propaganda always wins, if you allow it. - Leni Riefenstahl

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