“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”
Over the past decade, the documentary genre has become a bad joke. Fact is no longer a factor. As technology has developed, sights like youtube and vimeo make it possible for anyone to broadcast information, even if the information they express is based on lies. In an academic environment, a paper must have detailed references according to a set of university standards, but in a film, anything goes. The Art of Deception is an explanation of how a documentary is constructed to communicate truth, brainwash the audience and push an agenda.
The Art of Deception explains the way the media has become a puppet for certain people. For example, Al gore used his documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, as a puppet to persuade people that climate change is a real problem. The convenience of Gore’s investments is where the truth really lies, and not in his movie (Which is banned in UK schools because of its blatant lies and disrespect for science).
The US government used Kony 2012, or the invisible children, as a puppet to invade Uganda after they discovered huge amounts of untapped oil. This is explained in great detail in the documentary.
How can we ever KNOW if what we think we know is really a fact? How can we prevent being manipulated into believing lies? Why is there a need to lie and keep secret certain things about science, politics, religion, history etc? Do we live on the Devil’s playground? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts! Opinions based on lies aren’t worth much, are they? Or perhaps they are … to someone. How important is it to YOU to know what’s true and what’s not?
“The mark of a stupid man is not that he does not know,
it is that he chooses not to know!”