Films Are Not Your Friends: A Multimedia Workshop on Movie Propaganda

Do you ever wonder if films and TV shows are deliberately trying to make you think a certain way? Is anything “unsayable” on screen? And what happens if you do say it? In this 90-minute multimedia workshop, you can select clips from dozens of films – including the Marvel, James Bond, and Meet the Parents franchises – to discover how they have been secretly manipulated behind the scenes by powerful organisations like the Pentagon, White House, and CIA.

The presenters, Tom Secker and Matthew Alford, have had exclusive access to government files via the Freedom of Information Act, which indicates that the scholarly community has underestimated the scale, range and depth of this state-corporate propaganda nexus. The findings will be of interest to all those engaged with cinema, media, and US politics.

Includes Q&A and opportunities for debate.

Please book your free ticket here.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building Lecture Room 0.20

Wed, July 26, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM BST

Image by Moshe Tasky.