PROPAGANDA – A Critique of Western Capitalism
PROPAGANDA is a 1 hour 35 minute documentary which aims to hold up a mirror to Western capitalist culture. It claims to be an information film created by the secretive regime of communist North Korea to educate its people about the dangers of capitalism. This is a great device, as it allows the creators of the film to effectively look in from the outside, but unfortunately it isn’t actually true. The film was made in New Zealand by a South Korean director. But it is still a fascinating documentary which provides some intelligent criticism of modern capitalism, media, and celebrity culture. I thought today would be a good day to share it with you, since the Pope just used his New Year address to condemn unregulated capitalism.