The Propaganda Game

The Propaganda Game 

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The Spanish director Alvaro Longoria’s documentary about North Korea is startling, comical and often horrifying but very even-handed. Longoria went to shoot in Pyongyang. He was fully aware that he was being shown only what the North Koreans wanted him to see – the parks, shiny new offices, universities and museums. Even so, his interviewees make some startling revelations about everything from haircuts permitted in the country to their diet. 

Most telling of all and of great current importance to the entire world comes toward the end of the film, a statement that transcends North Korea and serves as a warning to all of us:

“Propaganda serves as a diversion from the truth. We’re all victims of propaganda. Governments and the media are constantly submitting us to manipulation and the only tool we have against it is information. Whether we like it or not, whether we know it or not, we are all part of the games.”

Don’t Hate The Playa, Hate The Game
~Ice T



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