The Brainwashing of My Dad

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
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6:00 PM, Friday, November 9, 2018
Location: Gig Harbor (click for map)

As filmmaker Jen Senko tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non-political, life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon for a media takeover by the GOP; the Powell Memo urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion – especially the universities, the media and the courts; and, under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine; and The Telecommunications ‘Reform’ Act signed by Bill Clinton.

As her journey continues, we discover that her father is part of a much broader demographic, and that the story is one that affects us all.

Special Guests: Our Special Guest Speaker/Facilitator this evening is Mr. John Harrington. John taught film studies for 30+ years - primarily at UMass, Amherst, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is a founding Board member of the San Luis Obispo Film Festival. He and his wife, Terry live in Gig Harbor.

Sponsors: Marlene's Market & Deli  

Release Year: 2015

Running Time: 1 hr 30 min

Director: Jen Senko

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