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Videocracy

Synopsis
Silvio Berlusconi is the most powerful man in Italy, wielding authority and influence across the media, where he controls 90 per cent of television, and in politics, where he is prime minister. He even owns one of the country’s biggest football teams, AC Milan.

His influence over television for three decades has led to a daily diet of scantily clad women who say little but stand around looking pretty, older male presenters who lord it over them, paparazzi gone mad and reality and quiz show hell ... So how does a man get to dominate a country? And what does it mean for Italy?
Language
English
Country
Italy
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Media studies; Politics & government
Keywords
Italy; television; political issues; Berlusconi, Silvio

Credits

Director
Erik Gandini

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£4.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

Zentropa Entertainments

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
http://www.dogwoof.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
 

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