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Document Film Festival SPIN

Sat 21 October 2017


Donald Trump’s denunciation of “fake news” has been so effective a rallying cry it would be easy to conclude - and no doubt he’d do little to dissuade you - that his administration had pioneered the concept. Depending on who you ask, the denunciation of “fake news” is either an antidote to propaganda or simply next-level manipulation. Brian Springer’s 1995 documentary, which uses pirated satellite feeds to reveal US media personalities’ contempt for their viewers, puts the concept of fake news and a gaslighting presidency in context. TV outtakes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the tightly-spun fabric of television - a system that silences public debate and enforces the exclusion of anyone outside those who manufacture the news.

Brian Springer | USA | 1995 | 57m

Event Collection

Part of Document Festival 2017 #




11.30am, £4 (£3) + £1 booking fee, Theatre
14+ accompanied by an adult
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