The True Story of Lili Marlene, 1944, Humphrey Jennings

Manipulation and Cinema

Counter-/Propaganda in Film

Lecture


Wednesday, October 18
10 am to 12.30 pm
Age 16 plus


Monday, November 6
10 am to 12.30 pm
Age 16 plus


Film and television are powerful media - but they are never neutral. Politics has been using cinema to manipulate feelings and opinions from the very start and never to a greater extent as during the era of National Socialism. British and American films reacted to it in a satirical, dry or equally emotional manner of counter-propaganda. Film excerpts by Leni Riefenstahl (Triumph of the Will), Frank Capra (Why We Fight), Humphrey Jennings (The True Story of Lili Marlene), Billy Wilder & Hanuš Burger (Death Mills) and many more will be shown and discussed.

Presented by historian Peter Huemer