Love, hate & propaganda. The Cold War. Disc 1 [videorecording] = Amour, haine & propagande : La guerre froide.
[Toronto ON] : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; [S.l.] : distributed by E1 Entertainment, 2012.
1 videodisc (180 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Toronto ON] : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; [S.l.] : distributed by E1 Entertainment, 2012.
Campus use - sales agreement.
contents note
Episode 1. In the shadow of fear = À l'ombre de la peur / written & produced by Claude Berrardelli, Geneviève Turcotte ; directed by Geneviève Turcott -- episode 2. Turning up the heat = Une guerre des nerfs / written, produced & directed by Liam O'Rinn ; produced by Jennifer Clibbon, Lisa Ellenwood, Sylvène Gilchrist, David Wells.
general note
First and second episodes of a 4-part series.
Originally broadcast on CBC television in 2011.
Presented by George Stroumboulopoulos (English version) and Catherine Mercier (French version).
Episode 1. "Short-lived alliances end as wartime time allies become enemies once again. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin tries to build an image as the sole conqueror of the Second World War and Father of his people - with a little help from the movies. The fledgling CIA with novice agent Mark Wyatt will pull strings as the United States tries to thwart the communists bid to win elections in Italy. The Soviet Union consolidates its grip on the countries of Eastern Europe. Within Germany's borders, a game of psychological chicken between east and west leads to the dramatic Berlin Blockade and Airlift. While Americans enjoy unprecedented prosperity, Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy's House on un-American Activities leads a witch-hunt against anyone suspected of pro-communist views. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin leads his own witch-hunt within the communist empire, and his methods are decidedly more brutal. The balancing of the nuclear scales will lead to a climate of fear and mistrust that will last for more than forty years."--CBC website.
Episode 2. "In the Soviet Union, the death of Stalin brings hope for more peaceful times. His successor Nikita Khrushchev brings a more jovial face to the Soviet dictatorship, and he tries to revamp the country's image by hosting a huge party for the World's youth. But he shows his true colours with the hard-handed repression of reform in Hungary. The Americans overthrow a communist regime in Guatemala, though the communist regime in question is a total fabrication of American PR genius Edward Bernays and the CIA. Next, the modern American Kitchen becomes a powerful propaganda weapon as Khrushchev and Nixon face off at the 1959 American trade exhibition in Moscow. The battle for black civil rights in America gives the Soviets a powerful propaganda weapon, especially in Africa where the superpowers fight for influence in the era of decolonization and independence. The launch of Sputnik is one of the greatest propaganda coups for the Soviets, and extends the field of battle into space. The American president ups the ante: he wants to go to the moon. Both sides develop weapons of mass annihilation. The US government launches propaganda campaigns to reassure people that a nuclear attack can be survived and that the atomic bomb may not be so scary, but, with the sudden construction of the Berlin Wall and then the Cuban Missile crisis, the world seems on the brink of nuclear war."--CBC website.
language note
English and French, with subtitles in French and English. Closed-captioned.
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