Shameless Propaganda

Shameless Propaganda

                                Shameless Propaganda
| 1 h 12 min

This feature documentary examines its own genre, which has often been called Canada's national art form. Released in the year of the NFB's 75th birthday, Shameless Propaganda is filmmaker Robert Lower's take on the boldest and most compelling propaganda effort in our history (1939-1945), in which founding NFB Commissioner John Grierson saw the documentary as a "hammer to shape society". All 500 of the films produced by the NFB until 1945 are distilled here for 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.

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  • *
    Robert Lower
  • réalisateur
    Robert Lower
  • producteur
    David Christensen
  • monteur
    Robert Lower
  • narrateur
    Robert Lower
  • *
    Randolph Peters
  • monteur effets sonores
    John Schritt
  • *
    Russ Dyck
  • recherche
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Sylvia Mezei
  • ré-enregistrement
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • graphiques
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • recherche photos
    Claude Lord
    Yvon Larocque
  • producteur exécutif
    David Christensen

  • EricoTheriault

    really enjoyed the was a film showing films I never would have seen....and it showed them in a light I never would have known.... The Canada before and after the images where shown to Canadians...

    EricoTheriault, 21 Sep 2014
  • MelBennett

    Thank you for this film. It's probably one of the most important films on the shaping of both Canadian nationalism and the documentary as a genre.

    MelBennett, 3 Jul 2014