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DOUBLE SIDED GAMES

The Olympics of propaganda

Format : one-off
Duration : 52’
Available versions : French | English
Director : Anthony Dufour
Producer : HIKARI PRODUCTIONS
Rights : All rights / Worldwide


When China was awarded the Olympics, some feared the worst... Unfortunately, they were right.

The propaganda machine has been turned on. Local champions train under rogue methods and are asked to follow a strict party line as far as communication is concerned. Censorship is applied everywhere. For instance, thousands of foreign journalists will be intentionally housed far from the city center and will be “assisted” by numerous “guides”.

Filmed over a period of three years, this hard-hitting film confronts the duality of the Beijing Games: a celebration of sports on one hand, and a formidable tool in the service of the dominant ideology on the other hand.