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Videocracy

videocracyWhen co-directing the documentary Gitmo (2006), Erik Gandini was unable to reach his journalistic goals. The same problem resurfaces in this film where he scrutinizes the state of Italian media and politics. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is singled out as the most destructive force in both areas, one that also combines them since “Il Presidente” controls the Italian media landscape. The filmmakers’ agenda is to portray Italy as a country of a) semi-Fascists closely aligned with Berlusconi, and b) young men and women who see no other options but try to become famous in order to make money in this brave new world controlled by the Prime Minister. Gandini is always close to proving his point, but not all pieces of the puzzle fit perfectly.

2009-Sweden-Denmark-Finland. 84 min. Color. Produced and directed byĀ Erik Gandini.

 

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