louis j gasnier


10 Iconic Propaganda Films

Please note that some of these films are dependent on offensive stereotypes and may contain false or misleading content to promote negative ideologies. These films are iconic because they effectively persuaded people throughout history. I think it’s important to be aware of the way propaganda is used in film so that we can challenge ourselves not to be manipulated in the present and future.

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The Birth of a Nation | 1915 | dir. D.W. Griffith

Battleship Potemkin | 1925 | dir. Sergei Eisenstein

Triumph of the Will | 1935 | dir. Leni Riefenstahl

The Grand Illusion | 1937 | dir. Jean Renoir

Reefer Madness | 1938 | dir. Louis J. Gasnier

The Great Dictator | 1940 | dir. Charlie Chaplin

Jud Süß | 1940 | dir. Veit Harlan

Why We Fight: Prelude to War | 1943 | dir. Frank Capra

Der Fuehrer’s Face | 1943 | dir. Jack Kinney

Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi | 1943 | dir. Clyde Geronimi