Film propaganda

Other Names:
Cinema propaganda
Video propaganda

The use of films to influence public opinion, nationally or internationally, in favour of a political ideal or government policies. They may include the use of art, television and photographic propaganda, war, racist or religious propaganda, or official and government information, which may be misleading, inaccurate, utopian or moralistic. Film propaganda may sharpen political and international conflict or strengthen government control and dictatorship or lead to apathy, conformism, idealism, hero worship, ignorance, prejudice and alienation. Government industries or commercial production companies may consciously intend to either strengthen national or group solidarity or change or subvert opinion in a hostile or neutral group. These aims are at their strongest in times of war. In combatant countries every effort is made to denigrate the enemy.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST