All videos in category Manipulative Marketing (7 videos)

  • They are the merchants of cool: creators and sellers of popular culture who have made teenagers the hottest consumer demographic in America. But are they simply reflecting teen desires or have they begun to manufacture those desires in a bid to secure this lucrative market? And have they gone too far in their attempts to...

  • “Militainment, Inc.” probes the developing relationship between militarism and popular culture – especially the phenomenon of the entertaining war. Narrated and produced by University of Georgia Professor Roger Stahl, the film examines the relationship between the Pentagon and the entertainment industries in nine, 10-20min segments: Spectacle, Clean War, Technofetishism, Demonization, Reality TV, Sports, Toys, Video...

  • Screen Shot 2017-10-21 at 4.22.05 PM An Open Secret (2014)
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      This is the original, unedited cut of the film. An investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry. Some parts, including audio recorded evidence of admission of guilt by pedophiles, was removed from the ‘official’ film due to legal pressure from some of the very men featured in this documentary....

  • Psywar explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy; and the relationship between war, propaganda, and class.

  • This documentary explores the rise of mechanistic philosophy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarchical systems. Topics covered include behaviorism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation The film includes original interviews with: “Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Rebecca Lemov (“World as Laboratory”), Christopher Simpson (“The Science of Coercion”), George Ritzer (“The...

  • “Outfoxed” examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, have been running a “race to the bottom” in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public’s right to know. The film explores Murdoch’s burgeoning kingdom and the impact on...

  • In Consuming Kids, psychologist Susan Linn takes a comprehensive and unsparing look at the demographic advertisers call “the kid market,” taking readers on a compelling and disconcerting journey through modern childhood as envisioned by commercial interests. Children are now the focus of a marketing maelstrom, targets for everything from minivans to M&M counting books. All...