After World War II, two powerful blocs - a democratic and capitalist west led by the United States, and a communist world dominated by the Soviet Union - faced each other.
Each side claimed the other was an implacable ideological foe bent on the destruction of their way of life. This battle would never produce direct armed confrontation between the two countries, but it mobilized minds as never before. The Cold War was the ultimate psychological battle. Its weapons were love, hate and propaganda.
The documentary series Love Hate and Propaganda: The Cold War shows the development of media manipulation, from the heavy handed and sometimes comical propaganda of the 1950s to the ‘black operations’ of intelligence agencies in the 1960s to the finely-tuned spin machines of the 1980s. It reveals how governments and the industries of persuasion – marketing, advertising and public relations - operated in shaping what we believe.
Twenty years after the official end of the Cold War, its scars remain in broken lives in countries around the world. Its legacy is with us in other ways as well. Its battles, its language, its propaganda still shape the way we think and the world we live in. On its main battlefield – our hearts and minds – the Cold War may not yet be over.
- The 3-disc DVD includes all four complete episodes in both english and french, and fascinating CBC & Radio-Canada archival bonus material.
- 3-disc set.
- Closed Captioned. 1
- 5.1 Digital Audio.
- Approx. 180 minutes (each language).
- Region 0.