War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
(52-min and 74-min)
War Made Easybrings to the screen Norman Solomon's insightful analysis of the strategies used by administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to promote their agendas for war from Vietnam to Iraq. By familiarizing viewers with the techniques of war propaganda, this film encourages viewers to think critically about the messages put out by today's spin doctors - messages which are designed to promote and prolong a policy of militarism under the guise of the "war on terror." Based on the book by the same title.
Directed & Written by: Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp Produced by: Loretta Alper Co-produced & Edited by: Andrew Killoy Executive Producers:Jeremy Earp & Sut Jhally Associate Producer: Jason Young Narrated by: Sean Penn Based on the book by Norman Solomon
Norman Solomon is the author of several books and of a weekly nationally syndicated column on media and politics, "Media Beat". Solomon is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts. Solomon has appeared as a guest on many media outlets including the PBS NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, public radio's Marketplace, and NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation.
Official Selection, 2009 Tri Continental Film Festival (New Delhi)
Official Selection, 2008 Milano Film Festival
Official Selection, 2008 One World Berlin Human Rights Film Festival
Official Selection, 2008 Festival of Liberties (Brussels)
Official Selection, 2008 Tri-Contintental Film Festival (South Africa)
Official Selection, 2008 Festival Documentaire de Lasalle
Official Selection, 2008 International Human Rights Film Festival (Paris)
Official Selection, 2008 Ljubljana International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2008 Mumbai International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2008 Northwest Film Forum
Official Selection, 2007 Montreal World Film Festival
Official Selection, 2007 Vancouver International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2007 Northampton Independent Film Festival
Official Selection, 2007 International Documentary Film Festival (Amsterdam)
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