Popular for their questionable geopolitical spin-doctoring, this story centers around Tim Bell and his associates. Bell preferred people with problems and with a background in marketing put together campaigns for politicians, dictators and fallen companies. In 1987, he created his own company Bell Pottinger that rose up quickly until one campaign brought it down for good for inciting racial biases.
As the NY Times called the event – an acute embarrassment – filmmakers have gathered footage of his interviews to conduct an impressive investigation into the terrifying notion of altering facts for theatrical politics.
CATEGORY World Cinema Documentary Competition
COUNTRY South Africa/Canada
RUN TIME 105 min
LANGUAGE English and Spanish
SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles
COMPANY StoryScope and EyeSteelFilm
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