Love, Hate & Propaganda I: World War II for a New Generation

Why a series on WWII? Because it has shaped the lives of millions of Canadians born in the last half century who know little about what happened, or how its legacy still affects them. Even 70 years later, the brutal statistics of WWII have the capacity to shock: more than 60 million dead, six million Jews and countless others victims of genocide, cities incinerated, the world map ruthlessly rewritten.

"The lessons of the Second World War are timeless," says Mark Starowicz, executive director documentary programming, CBC Television. "We live in an era permeated by hyper-spin; we have seen how propaganda incites hatred and killing today. Through this important series, a new generation will see clearly that although the dictators of that era are dead, the ideas and the forces that spawned them are still very much alive."

Hosted by The Hour’s George Stroumboulopoulos, this primer on the art of mass persuasion is aimed directly at a media-savvy generation.

Please note: This four-disc DVD box set includes all six episodes in English and French, plus bonus materials.

 

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 6 Titles

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Included in this collection

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Changing the Story (Part 6 of 6)

By 1945, propaganda machines that had geared populations for war now have to prepare them for peace. With the end of the war and the beginning of the Cold War, enemies would become partners, and allies now foes. The Allies chase the Nazis out of France and close in from all sides on Berlin. The "free French" retake their beloved ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Hiding the Horrors (Part 5 of 6)

With the D-Day invasion in June 1944, the Allies finally establish a beachhead in France and begin to roll back the Nazi forces. In order not to dampen morale, the Allied High Command hides the true human cost of taking Normandy, both for the allied soldiers and for the unfortunate citizens of Northern France who will suffer enormous casualties as ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Meet the Enemy (Part 3 of 6)

In 1941, Joseph Stalin thought he could count on his alliance with Germany to protect his Russia from the fires of war that are sweeping Europe. And then Adolf Hitler changes his mind and invades, sweeping through Russia with brutal efficiency. How would Communist dictator Joseph Stalin persuade his people to rise up when the Germans appear unbeatable? With a ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Selling War (Part 2 of 6)

When Adolf Hitler begins his campaign of conquest in 1939, most Germans actually don't want war. But Hitler and his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels use every tool of propaganda to change their minds. German pride is invoked to justify the invasion of Poland and France — among other countries. Dark messages of hatred are used to persuade Germans that minorities ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: The Strongmen (Part 1 of 6)

The first time Heinrich Hoffman tries to take a photograph of Adolf Hitler he is beaten to a pulp and his camera smashed. The Nazis change their minds and hire Hoffman as Hitler's official photographer. It is the beginning of a propaganda campaign carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels that is built around the image of the "Führer”. A ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Truth and Total War (Part 4 of 6)

Germany and Japan have mastery of the seas and control of the major theatres of war. But by 1943, the tide is changing and both countries will have to change their messaging accordingly to reflect a new emerging reality. Truth and Total War explores how "total war" proves to be a major turning point for all combatants and how the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013