Paper Tiger Television 3 (of 3): Reading Sock Ads and Television News War Coverage
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Sock Ads: Judith Williamson Consumes Passionately in Southern California
1988. USA. PTTV video collective. This examination of consumer culture in America, by radical critic Judith Williamson, author of Decoding Advertisements and Consuming Passions, considers how the development and marketing of products in a capitalist system supplants freedom of choice. 28 min.
TV’s Gulf War: Bill Nichols Analyzes TV’s Coverage of the Gulf War
1991. USA. PTTV video collective. Documentary film professor and media critic Bill Nichols deconstructs the U.S. media’s coverage of the first Gulf War to expose how the TV news constructs information, blurring fact and fiction. 28 min.
Thai Worker Collective TV Ad
2010. USA. PTTV video collective. PPTV made this commercial for sweat-free products made in worker-owned production facilities with dignified labor practices in Bangkok. 2 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2012: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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