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Cross Media Screening 2013
Unspeak

An interactive episodic film that takes a critical and satirical look behind political, economical and other terms used by the media to show how familiar words are used to systematically manipulate public opinion.

Unspeak

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2013
45 minutes

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Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix, Submarine
Steven Poole
Based on British journalist Steven Poole’s intriguing book of the same name, the interactive documentary, visualizes the manipulative power of language and looks at the changing role and responsibility of the media. Consisting of short films, an interactive data visualization, and a participatory dictionary, the project critically and satirically reveals the unspoken messages and obscured meanings behind familiar media terms such as War on Terror, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Clean Cole, File Sharing, or Erectile Dysfunction, that are deliberately used to manipulte public opinion.