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Special Presentation: Propaganda Film Night

November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 14 | 6:30–8:30pm | 12G

As one of the special events during the American Peril exhibit, PAAFF returns to Twelve Gates Arts for an evening of American propaganda.

Our definition of Propaganda is content that: 1) promotes one-sided or biased information, 2) reinforces ideology central to systems of control (political, religious, class/race hierarchy), and 3) reduces complex concepts into simple dichotomies.

Highly problematic by today’s standards, both Hollywood and independent filmmakers have utilized their craft to shape the opinions of the American public during times of war and during the occupation of conquered territories.

Films will be introduced by and contextualized for their historical signficance. The content is offensive in its portrayal of Asian subjects, but important for understanding the causes of anti-Asian sentiment in previous generations.


November 14, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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12 Gates Art Gallery
106 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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