Shameless Propaganda

Shameless Propaganda

DVD - 2014
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Some have called the documentary Canada's national art form. If it is, the foundations of that art were laid by the National Film Board in the first six years of its existence, under the inspired vision and watchful eye of John Grierson, its first Commissioner. Released in the year of the NFB's 75th birthday, Shameless Propaganda is filmmaker Robert Lower's take on the greatest and most compelling propaganda effort in our history. Lower has watched the films produced by the NFB up until 1945 - all 500 of them - and distilled the essence of their message to Canadians. Using only these films and still photos from that era, Lower recreates the picture of Canada they gave us and looks in it for the Canada we know today. What he finds is by turns enlightening, entertaining, and unexpectedly disturbing.
Publisher: Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 72 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, video, rda
video file, DVD, rda


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Dec 13, 2015

Dec 12 2015.....ok, so this is not the movie that I ordered. I am in the Chinook Arch Library System, and I believe that the two videos...'Shameless Propaganda' and 'Shameless - The Art Of Disability' have gotten the covers and the discs mixed up! I ordered 'Shameless Propaganda' and when I went to watch the movie, it was 'Shameless - The Art Of Disability. I have now ordered 'Shameless - The Art Of Disability' and hopefully the disc for 'Shameless Propaganda' will be in that cover, and we will get this straightened out......Anyway, even though this film wasn't what I was expecting, it was great to watch, after I had gotten over my confusion! hope I haven't confused you all!.......update Dec 17 2015, well my copy of 'Shameless the Art of Disability arrived, and I see that it has the correct DVD inside. I see the that Chinook Arch system has two more copies of 'Shameless Propoganda', so I will order that movie again, and see if I get the right one this time. My goodness!

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