Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies
Friday August 2 | 5:30pm
Sat August 3 | 5:30pm
Sun August 4 | 5:30pm
WORLD PERSPECTIVE: USA
From Academy Award-nominated director Larry Weinstein comes a frank and unsettling depiction of a subject everyone claims to be too smart to fall prey to—propaganda. A word reserved to describe the mechanics of political dictatorships, propaganda now looms large in our digital age as it coerces hearts and minds through Twitter, fake news, and the spread of misinformation. For anyone who thinks they’re too clever to be tricked, think again: would you really know propaganda if you saw it?
Featuring some of the most controversial political artists of our time such as China’s Ai Weiwei, Shepard Fairey (creator of Barack Obama’s 2008 “Hope” poster), and Canada’s own Kent Monkman, Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies is the definitive documentary on the effective and disturbing reality of propaganda in our time.