From May until December Impakt will organise the film series Post-truth Cinema in collaboration with Cinema ‘t Hoogt. By means of documentaries and feature films the programme looks at our current political landscape and aspects such as political brainwashing, media manipulation, the influence of lobbying, tactics of distraction and fake news, Internet activism and media ethics.
The second film of this series is the documentary Videocracy (2009) by Erik Gandini. A film about Silvio Berlusconi, the way that he build his media empire and used it to control Italian politics and society during his time as prime minister.
The film will be introduced by political historian Pepijn Corduwener and Arthur Weststeijn, who is specialised in recent Italian history, together they wrote the new book Proeftuin Italië. After the screening they will discuss the film with Impakt director Arjon Dunnewind.
More information about next films and speakers in the Post-truth Cinema series will be announced soon!
What: Videocracy with Pepijn Corduwener and Arthur Weststeijn
When: 13 June 19:00
Where: Cinema ‘t Hoogt, Hoogt 4, Utrecht
This event is Dutch-spoken