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9 Ratings

Speaking Directly

Directed by Jon Jost
United States, 1973
Documentary, Avant-Garde


This movie is an essay-film making for a kind of State of the Nation address, from the perspective of someone other than the President of the United States, circa 1972-4. This film addresses both the political and cultural situation of the US at the height of the Viet Nam war and Watergate.

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Speaking Directly Directed by Jon Jost

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  • cranly's rating of the film Speaking Directly

    The corruption and exploitation within the director's personal relationships is of the very fiber out of which the corruption in society is woven. How easily we succumb to the siren song of propaganda, whether that of society or internal propaganda of our own making (thought formed by an isolating agenda), we mistake the security of fixed judgment/interpretation for the fluid realignments of insight/understanding.