Documentary as propaganda Countries and Propaganda
Recap <ul><li>What are City Symphonies? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Kino Pravda? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you remember any film...
Same topic… <ul><li>Terminus (1961)  John Scheslinger another train documentary </li></ul><ul><li>Is the same as  Nightmai...
Great Britain and Germany <ul><li>Made newsreels of the enemy in a poor light </li></ul><ul><li>Many GB audiences were con...
Russians <ul><li>Used to promote the Soviet cause </li></ul><ul><li>Educating people about the Russia Revolution </li></ul...
Spain <ul><li>Films were blatently made towards the republican side for the Spanish Civil war due to who funded them. </li...
The Nazi’s <ul><li>Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl - she said though that she was not a Nazi however??? (She had complete ...
Second World War <ul><li>More propagandistic </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Capra (Hollywood film director) made Why we Fight ser...
When watching <ul><li>Propaganda is always perceived to belong to an enemy view. </li></ul><ul><li>Where a nations own cir...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Countries and propaganda

521

Published on

Published in: News & Politics, Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
521
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Countries and propaganda

  1. 1. Documentary as propaganda Countries and Propaganda
  2. 2. Recap <ul><li>What are City Symphonies? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Kino Pravda? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you remember any films? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was John Grierson? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Same topic… <ul><li>Terminus (1961) John Scheslinger another train documentary </li></ul><ul><li>Is the same as Nightmail (1936) ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What methods of constuction are used here? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the ideology at the time this film was made? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Great Britain and Germany <ul><li>Made newsreels of the enemy in a poor light </li></ul><ul><li>Many GB audiences were convinced of the atrocities being carried out on ‘Poor Little Belgium’ - though rumour has it they were reconstructions! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Russians <ul><li>Used to promote the Soviet cause </li></ul><ul><li>Educating people about the Russia Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Dziga Vertov was one - sent on many trains to film for the cause </li></ul>
  6. 6. Spain <ul><li>Films were blatently made towards the republican side for the Spanish Civil war due to who funded them. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Found sound footage’ was used from a feature film called ‘San Francisco’, which they ran backwards to achieve the sound of bombing. </li></ul><ul><li>The Spanish Earth funded by the Americans </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Nazi’s <ul><li>Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl - she said though that she was not a Nazi however??? (She had complete control over editing and production!) </li></ul><ul><li>Triumph des Willes (1935) </li></ul><ul><li>Olympische Spiele (Olympia) (1936) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Second World War <ul><li>More propagandistic </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Capra (Hollywood film director) made Why we Fight series between 42-45. Robert Flaherty also helped. </li></ul><ul><li>Boris Kaufman was a refugee to Canada and found himself making Grierson’s propaganda films in Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>In Britain documentary was made under the ministry of Propaganda in the form of the Crown film unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Central Office of information - they still today make drink driving ads and terrorist information leaflets. </li></ul>
  9. 9. When watching <ul><li>Propaganda is always perceived to belong to an enemy view. </li></ul><ul><li>Where a nations own circumstances are viewed more sympathically. </li></ul><ul><li>Detach nations POV and simply consider is the film made from a particular viewpoint, does it position the audience in that viewpoint and does it persuade? </li></ul>
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×