Love, hate & propaganda. The Cold War. Disc 2 [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.
contents note
Episode 3. Cracks in the wall = Une brèche dans le mur / written, produced & directed by Liam O'Rinn ; produced by Lynne Chichakian, Jennifer Clibbon, Sylvène Gilchrist, David Wells -- episode 2. War of words = Guerre des mots / directed by Léon Laflamme ; written & produced Jean-Pierre Gosselin, Léon Laflamme, Raymond Saint-Pierre.
general note
Originally broadcast on CBC television in 2011.
Third and fourth episodes of a 4-part series.
Presented by George Stroumboulopoulos (English version) and Catherine Mercier (French version).
Episode 3. "Berlin becomes the Cold War under a microscope - East and West in close quarters battle about ideology, but it's also a contest about who has the best music. In the hope of eclipsing the popularity of Western rock stars, East German authorities manufacture their own pop star. Frank Schöbel can't compete with the appeal of the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, but with the Communist Propaganda machine handling his career, he's guaranteed some type of success. The Soviet Union hands the west a propaganda triumph when their tanks invade Czechoslovakia in 1968. But the US government is waging its own war against protest as the Vietnam War spirals out of control. The two powers again face off in space, as the Soviets send the first man into orbit. That triumphant first is followed by the first woman into orbit. The Americans are left scrambling but finally in 1969 Neil Armstrong makes "one giant leap for mankind" as he sets foot on the moon. In this era, even a gentlemanly game of chess turns into a high-stakes propaganda battle. "--CBC website.
Episode 4. "In the 1980s, three men - three new voices - speak out and change the rules of the Cold War: American president Ronald Reagan, a staunch anti-communist, turns up the heat on the Soviets with a bold challenge to tear down the Berlin Wall. His words will resonate around the world. A Polish pope, John Paul II, will have a profound influence on a young Union Leader named Lech Walesa. As a result Walesa moves from issues surrounding the trade union movement to wider issues concerning human liberty and human rights. The two men will galvanize Poland and rattle the Iron Curtain. The Soviet Union will face growing dissent fuelled by the disconnect between the propaganda myths of the 50s and the reality of their faltering economy and repressive society. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev?s heeds the call for change and unleashes dramatic reforms that will shake Communism to its foundation. For almost 50 years, the Cold War held the world hostage to nuclear war. The fight between two superpowers shaped our societies and our way of looking at the world. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War was suddenly over, but the aftershocks are still being felt."--CBC website.
language note
English and French, with subtitles in French and English. Closed-captioned.
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