Is our modern media brainwashing America?
That is the question Jen Senko asks while examining how her father’s and her views of their country diverge. Growing up, Jen remembered her dad being a devout family man and a loving father who cared for everything and everyone. But the more the media told her father how America had changed for the worse, the angrier he became. Listen to professors, writers, and ordinary citizens who comment on the construct of our media and how, instead of finding solutions to issues, they sensationalize and breed fear. Senko delivers a potent commentary on how her father’s views of a nation were radicalized, while offering a portrait of a man she loved, yet no longer understood.
Preceded by the short film: Trashing History; dir. Sean McGing, Mary Anne Rothberg; United States; 11 min.