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Media, politics and pop-culture. PROGRAMMING THE NATION? takes an encompassing look at the history of subliminal messaging in America. According to many authorities, since the late 1950s subliminal content has been tested and delivered through all forms of mass-media including Hollywood filmmakers Alfred Hitchcock and William Friedkin. Even our modern military has been accused of these practices in the "war on terror" against soldiers and civilians both abroad and at home. With eye-opening footage, revealng interviews, humorous anecdotes, and an array of visual effects, the film categorically explores the alleged usage of subliminals in advertising, music, film, television, anti-theft devices, political propaganda, military psychological operations, and advanced weapons development. Director Jeff Warrick makes it his personal mission to determine if these manipulative tactics have succeeded in "programming the nation?" Or, if subliminal messaging belongs in the category of what many consider urban legend.

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Synopsis

Media, politics and pop-culture. PROGRAMMING THE NATION? takes an encompassing look at the history of subliminal messaging in America. According to many authorities, since the late 1950s subliminal content has been tested and delivered through all forms of mass-media including Hollywood filmmakers Alfred Hitchcock and William Friedkin. Even our modern military has been accused of these practices in the “war on terror” against soldiers and civilians both abroad and at home. With eye-opening footage, revealng interviews, humorous anecdotes, and an array of visual effects, the film categorically explores the alleged usage of subliminals in advertising, music, film, television, anti-theft devices, political propaganda, military psychological operations, and advanced weapons development. Director Jeff Warrick makes it his personal mission to determine if these manipulative tactics have succeeded in “programming the nation?” Or, if subliminal messaging belongs in the category of what many consider urban legend.

Rating:
NR
Genre:
Conscious
Run time:
106 minutes
Cast:
Andy Johns, Wilson Bryan Key, Dennis Kucinich, Jerry Mander, Mark Crispin Miller, Mark Mothersbaugh, William Poundstone, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Schimmel, Howard Shevrin, Ann Simonton, Geoff Tate, Eldon Taylor, Diane Watson, Bill Yousman
Writer:
Jeff Warrick
Co Producer:
Marty Collins
Associate Producer:
Jason Myer
Producer:
Jeff Warrick
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Original Music:
Evan Evans, Robin Scott Fleming
Cinematography:
Marty Collins
Film Editing:
Giovanni Vaz Del Bello, Feron Mc Gurrin, Catherine Nightingale, Jeff Warrick
Art Director:
Chip Street
Post Production Supervisor:
Brian Critchlow
Storyboard Artist:
Chip Street
Sound Recordist:
Brian Critchlow
Additional Camera Operator:
Chip Street
Music Production Administration:
Alan Brown
Composer: Additional Music:
Robin Scott Fleming
Score Supervisor:
Juan Ignacio Mendoza
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Reviews

“…‘PROGRAMMING THE NATION?’ is profoundly disturbing, as ambitious as it is provocative.”

“Thought-provoking. Wins points for being all inclusive.”