Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The video I have chosen is of an up and coming documentary film made about the rise of the Tea Party movement in 2009. It is clearly made by Tea Party supporters and seems as if it is going to be very much in their favour. The trailer shows us images of men in very patriotic, war of independence uniforms. It seems very American in the Hollywood style of making everything look very exciting, fast paced and action packed. It seems to purposefully give the impression that the Tea Party members which it follows are the hero's of the film, fighting to save the world from the evil Obama administration. The character who seems to be focused on the most is a man from Detroit named Nate. It says on the films website that he is "risking the anger of family and friends by joining the march against a President’s policies that would victimize the very people he loves the most." Making him seem very heroic, and also i think playing on the fact that he is black, in order to appeal to the African American community who support Obama. Basically it would be very interesting to watch this film, but it seems as if it is very much a product of Tea Party propaganda, and would most likely give a very one sided view on the issue.