Loretta Alper

Loretta Alper >

14
Videos
Loading...
Killing Us Softly - Advertising's Image of Women
In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals…
4 videos
Class Dismissed - How TV Frames the Working Class
Narrated by Ed Asner, and based on the book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows. Featuring interviews…
The Occupation of the American Mind - Israel's Public Relations War in the United States
Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world -- except the United States. The Occupation of…
Big Bucks, Big Pharma - Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs
Big Bucks, Big Pharma pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Focusing on the industry's marketing practices, media scholars…
No Logo - Brands Globalization Resistance
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world's best-known brands find themselves on the wrong end of the spray paint can the targets of anti-corporate campaigns by activists and protestors? No Logo…
The Overspent American - Why We Want What We Do Not Need
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
This powerful video scrutinizes what Juliet Schor calls "the new consumerism" -- a national phenomenon of upscale spending shaped and reinforced by a media system driven by commercial interests. Illustrated with hundreds of media examples, The Overspent American draws attention…
Rich Media, Poor Democracy - How Journalism is Compromised by Corporations
If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the blame for this state of affairs squarely at…
Spin the Bottle - Sex, Lies & Alcohol
Spin the Bottle offers an indispensable critique of the role that contemporary popular culture plays in glamorizing excessive drinking and high-risk behaviours. Award-winning media critics Jackson Katz and Jean Kilbourne contrast these distorted representations with the often disturbing and dangerous…
Playing Unfair - The Media Image of the Female Athlete
It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sport lags far behind men's, and focuses on…
Toxic Sludge is Good for You - The Public Relations Industry Unspun
While advertising is the visible component of the corporate system, perhaps even more important and pervasive is its invisible partner, the public relations industry. This video illuminates this hidden sphere of our culture and examines the way in which the…
War Made Easy - How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us To Death
War Made Easy brings to the screen Norman Solomon's insightful analysis of the strategies used by administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to promote their agendas for war from Vietnam to Iraq. By familiarizing viewers with the techniques of war propaganda,…
Captive Audience - Advertising Invades the Classroom
Captive Audience examines how the introduction of advertising into the classroom, along with the reliance on commercial interests to fund schools, is undermining the democratic mission of public education. The video includes close analysis of exclusive soda contracts, Channel One,…
Tomorrow's Children - Partnership Education in Action
Do politically expedient proposals for more testing prepare children for the challenges of the 21st century? What is the role of schools in a time when the mass media are children's most frequent teachers? In Tomorrow's Children, based on her…
Beyond the Frame - Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism
This programming compilation offers a series of stand-alone interviews with some of the most prominent scholars, experts, and activists in political and social thought that critique mainstream media's coverage of the war on terrorism. This accessible format is designed to…
6 videos