George Orwell declared that ‘All Issues are political, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia’. In the 21st century world politics continues to be corrupt and chaotic- through this film, I have aimed to make sense of this complex subject. Propaganda has mutated and evolved with technology and fake news has begun to plague our headlines. I first created this film in 2017, but I have revisited it after Assad once again used chemical weapons in April. There is a particular concentration on political contradictions and how history and events repeat itself in such short period of time, as Assad continues to use chemical weapons against Syrian civilians and how Obama and Trump’s speech targeting this issue merge into the same narrative.
Play It Again Sam