Why are right-wing media so influential in the US? Why have so many fellow Americans been seduced by the false information, the rage and hatred they promote?
Book now (http://dauk-film-brainwashing-of-my-dad.eventbrite.co.uk) for the May 11 screening and discussion of The Brainwashing of My Dad to explore these issues.
Jan Senko’s film uses her own personal story as a jumping off point. Her father turns from a relatively, apolitical “Kennedy Democrat” to a raving ultra-conservative, when he starts to take long, daily car journeys to work and listens to the outpourings of Rush Limbaugh on his car radio. After witnessing this horrific change in her father, she sets off on an investigation to learn how media has changed and has thrown up catastrophic, polarizing effects. Along the way, she tracks the growth of right wing organizations and media and interviews many experts, including a neuroscientist, linguists and media analysts. It is a fascinating and informative exploration of these issues which are central to our current politics.
Join Professor Charlie Beckett and Karin Robinson for the after-screening discussion and Q and As. Professor Beckett has wide experience in the world of media both as a distinguished Director of Polis at the LSE and as a journalist. Karin Robinson, a former DAUK Vice-Chair and current Executive Committee member, is an expert on social media and was a field director in the President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
Date: May 11, 2017
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, Lincoln’s Inn Fields WC2A 3LJ
Time: 7:00—9:30 pm
Tickets: £5.00 Concession and £10.00 Regular.
In compliance with US campaign and party funding laws, we can only accept payments from US citizens and green card holders. Non-US citizens are very welcome to attend, but only as guests of US citizens who must book and pay for—as a gift—their guests' admission.