Ever wonder why Western society thinks like it does? In 2003, New Zealand born Slavko Martinov started to wonder just that. He found himself more and more critical of everything he was seeing, reading, and hearing, and wanted to get to the bottom of the ‘united recipe behind all the lies’
He set out to make a film about propaganda, despite never having made a feature film before. Slavko worked in secret for almost a decade, with zero funding, through two major earthquakes, three different jobs, being hospitalised with a heart infection, and an interview with the Counter-Terrorism Unit before the film Propaganda was finally launched on YouTube.
Although Slavko anticipated a strong reaction to the 'propumentary', the resulting real-life scenes that unfolded will have you wondering if they were also part of a movie: Slavko and his small team were investigated by the South Korean government, accused of being spies, and some were even ostracised by their community leaders for having taken part in making the film.
If Slavko’s story doesn’t make you curiouser, then we don’t know what will.