The NFL has been in the news for the past 2 years but not for anything remotely related to the actual game. Colin Kaepernick (regardless of how you feel about him or what he did, and a lot of people feel a lot of different ways) remained seated during the national anthem before a game back in 2016. After doing it a few weeks in a row with the climate being what it was and largely still is regarding fanatical patriotism, intense nationalism, and racial division he was asked about it and his answer would set off an war between a segment of the players and the owners and the league and it’s fans, even the president of the united states would get involved.
Through all this turmoil the ESPN 30 for 30 series still going strong dropped another gem to line with all the other gems the series has produced. In september of 2017 we got the Year of the Scab by John Dorsey. A documentary about the 1987 player strike commonly known throughout sports history, the time the players agreed not to play and were replaced by substitutes pulled from all walks of life. During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be looking at the documentary as well as making some comparisons between what was happening then and what is happening now. As always we will talk about a few lessons that can be picked up from the film with regards to our current situation in this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be looking at the Year of the Scab.
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The Propaganda Game is a Documentary that seeks to look at how we are all being manipulated by propaganda. As a case study it uses North Korea as North Korea is commonly cited as a country with one of the most extreme and thorough propaganda machines. So we are transported on a journey through North Korea guided by the Spaniard Alejandro Cao who left Spain and relocated to North Korea over 20 years ago. To say he is a fanatic would be an understatement. He completely believes in North Korea and has a pro-North Korean answer for every question.
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