cj#659> Your responses to: GLOBALIZATION mini-series


Richard Moore

Dear cj,

Good responses folks!  Sometimes I get all pink floydy and think "Is there
anybody out there?"  Not today.


btw> used 21" panasonic remote-controlled monster now installed.
Preliminary experiments reveal excellent reception of very little content.
VCR on order (dual format).

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997
Sender: Todd HFillingham <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#657> TV mini-series on GLOBALIZATION

Sounds like a dangerous, yet great idea. My suggestion:
Review Edward R. Murrow's work, particularly his "Harvest of Shame"
and be aware of the timing of its original broadcast.

Todd Fillingham

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997
Sender: AZAR MARC <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#657> TV mini-series on GLOBALIZATION

        There was a documentary that was made in French, co-produced I
believe with the aid of the National film board of Canada (NFB), called
"Le nouvel habit de l'empereur", in 1995. It addressed the phenomena of
globalization in regards to the market and its effect on society and
employment. The author is named M. Isacsson and the documentary is around
2 hours long (sorry, don't have more details). The NFB (if it is a
co-producer, of which I'm not sure) usually has a policy of producing
bilingual versions of their films so maybe it's available in English, also.

Good luck with your project, Richard.

Marc Azar

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997
Sender: Parveez Syed <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#657> TV mini-series on GLOBALIZATION

Wednesday 16 April 1997, London-UK


Shanti RTV news agency has some contacts in mainstream media
groups in the UK. We research factual tv programme subjects or
material material for the groups. As programme producers with
production facilities, Shanti RTV can help assess serious
proposals on the "Globalization", NWO and other subjects.

Kind regards

Parveez Syed

  To: Parveez Syed <•••@••.•••>
  From: •••@••.••• (Richard K. Moore)
  Subject: Re: cj#657> TV mini-series on GLOBALIZATION

  4/16/97, Parveez Syed wrote:
  >As programme producers with
  >production facilities, Shanti RTV can help assess serious
  >proposals on the "Globalization", NWO and other subjects.

  Dear Parveez,

  Interesting.  What do you think of the project I'm proposing?  Would you be
  interested in collaborating somehow?  I suppose we'll have to deal
  within the series, with the inevitable media demonization the series will
  encounter - and your participation would bring that necessity to the fore
  (You Iranian propaganda agent you!)  (:>)

  It would seem efficient and effective to recruit a variety of producing
  entities (like Shanti), in different locations, to collectively help finalize
  the overall program design, and then to take on and tape specific local
  investigations, which would then all be collected and post-produced into the


Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997
Sender: •••@••.••• (John Lowry)
Subject: Re: cj#657> TV mini-series on GLOBALIZATION

International Forum On Globalization
PO Box 12218
San Francisco, CA  94112-0218
415.771.1102 Fax 771.1121

is conducting public education on the subject


Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997
From: Wylie <•••@••.•••>
Subject: coke

Read your globalization project outline off Sunnyside listserv.

Recently flew out of St. Paul on continental; an article in their in-flight
magazine is about Coke's expansion into China, and all the related issues.
Might apply to your project, thought a look at Coke from your angle might be

Thank you  for your time.
Greg Wylie

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997
Sender: Peter Schachte <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#657> TV mini-series on GLOBALIZATION

This sounds like a great idea -- putting the Ultimate Instrument of
Propaganda to good use.  I would suggest, however, approaching it more
slowly, producing the segments one at a time, even if you conceive of them
as a series.  If you make it too big to start, you make it less likely
ever to get produced.  When you write and produce the first one, pick out
what seems to you the most important point and make it succinctly, without
piling the evidence on too deeply (I thought that was the main failing of
the film "Manufacturing Consent":  too much redundant evidence); enough to
be convincing, but not enough to be boring.

Another thought:  you might approach WGBH Boston for funding.  They fund
the production of a lot of such independent pieces for the Frontline
series in the US, or at least they did 4 years ago when I left the US.  I
also think Frontline would be a good venue for such a documentary.

>  The aim would be to
> distribute worldwide as a centeneray piece, although I doubt if mainstream
> venues would take to it.

I think you may be a bit too pessimistic.  Public broadcasters, in my
experience, do show such documentaries.  I recall that Frontline did show
a few controversial and challenging pieces.  In Australia, Four Corners
shows such stories, and I believe in the UK Panorama shows similar pieces
(some have been shown here on Four Corners).  I think the key question is
how "interesting" is it.  From my observations, if you can personalize the
story, showing the effect of globalization on a few individuals, and then
projecting that effect over the whole population with a few statistics, it
will elicit more interest than a straightforward analysis would.  Also you
should make sure to get opposing points of view, and treat them fairly.

Good luck on this project.  I look forward to watching the result.

-Peter Schachte      URL:  http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~pets/
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