Deschutes Public Library Series: Know WWII: The Reel History of How Film Shaped the Views of a Nation

As WWII ramped up, Americans found a previously unimaginable access to news and information: the movies. Through newsreels, Americans were able to find out about the war effort on a regular basis. Filmmakers and propagandists, on the other hand, found an unprecedented way to control the message. Educator and film scholor Joel Clements will explore how newsreels and animated shorts used the popular medium of movies to shape ideas and attitudes as the United States plunged into war.

Deschutes Public Library
Redmond Library
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For more information, contact Liz Goodrich at 541-312-1032.

Made possible by      


With support from Bigfoot Beverages, Central Oregon Radiology Associates, P.C., Century Insurance Group, LLC; the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation; Jones & Roth CPAs & Business Advisors and Summit Bank.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm