Programming The Nation? (2011)



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Programming the Nation? takes a powerful and provocative look at the history of subliminal messaging in America and the ways in which we are being manipulated subconsciously by advertisers, pop-culture, corporations, our military, and politicians. Filmmaker Jeff Warrick leads this journey through the subconscious mind while examining the reported history, scientific research and potential effects of such techniques on society. With eye-opening footage, revealing interviews (with Democracy Now's … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Warrick
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as John B. Alexander

as Richard Beggs

as Nick Begich

as August Bullock

as Noam Chomsky

as Christopher Coppola

as David Fricke

as Amy Goodman

as Hilton A. Green

as Andy Johns

as Wilson Bryan Key

as Dennis Kucinich

as Jerry Mander

as Mark Crispin Miller

as Mark Mothersbaugh

as Douglas Rushkoff

as Joe Schimmel

as Howard Shevrin

as Ann Simonton

as Geoff Tate

as Eldon Taylor

as Diane Watson

as Bill Yousman
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

The filmmakers deserve credit for delving into a topic that has received scant attention in the movies, but a lot of it is old news (except, perhaps, for younger viewers).

Full Review… | October 27, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Profoundly disturbing, as ambitious as it is provocative.

Full Review… | September 22, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

"Programming the Nation" is a fascinating, infuriating film.

Full Review… | August 19, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
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This thought-provoking but overlong doc wins points for being all-inclusive.

Full Review… | August 19, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A creaky parade of conspiracy and paranoia that collapses military brainwashing and suspected backward-masking in the recording industry into one indigestible lump.

Full Review… | August 18, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

What's most frustrating about Programming The Nation? is that the topic is fascinating, and it hasn't been dealt with extensively in documentary form.

Full Review… | August 18, 2011
AV Club
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