The Brainwashing Of My Dad
  • Trashing History
CineArts Santana Row Screen 6Sat, Mar 5, 2016 7:00 PM Box Office Only  
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Documentary Feature Competition
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jen Senko
Executive Producer:Ryan Smith
Producer:Jen Senko
Adam Rackoff
Matthew Modine
Screenwriter:Jen Senko
Melodie Bryant
Fiore DeRosa
Kala Mandrake
Music:Scott Ferrara
Cinematographer:Rachael Levine
Bill Plympton (Special Animated Sequences)
Editor:Kala Mandrake
Cast:Jen Senko and Matthew Modine (as narrators)

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.

Included Shorts
Trashing History (11min) More