"Psywar: The Real Battlefield is the Mind" is a 2010 documentary by Scott Noble that explores the history and modern-day implications of psychological warfare. The film examines how governments, corporations, and other powerful entities have employed psychological manipulation techniques to shape public opinion and maintain their dominance.
Noble traces the roots of psychological warfare back to ancient civilizations and highlights its evolution over time. He then explores the use of propaganda during World Wars I and II and discusses the rise of advertising and public relations, arguing that these industries have adopted similar psychological manipulation techniques to shape societal norms.
The documentary features interviews with experts, scholars, and activists who provide insights into the various forms of psychological warfare employed today, such as mass surveillance, censorship, and disinformation campaigns. The film also examines the role of the media in perpetuating psychological warfare and encourages critical thinking and media literacy as a means to resist manipulation. In conclusion, "Psywar" highlights the importance of questioning the information we consume and empowers individuals to resist manipulation in an effort to create a more just and equitable society.
"A deep, richly illustrated study of the nature and history of propaganda, featuring some of the world's most insightful critics" - Mark Achbar, Film director; 'Manufacturing Consent', 'The Corporation'
"Psywar exposes the propaganda system, providing crucial background and insight into the control of information and thought." - Kim Petersen, Dissident Voice
"An Important work" - Russ Baker, Journalist, Author
"Must See" - Tom Feeley, Information Clearing House
"Encyclopedic and riveting" - Stephen Marshall, Guerrilla News Network
"Truly excellent" - William Blum, Journalist, Author 'Killing Hope'
"A Lucid and insightful study of the manipulation of public consciousness...Take heed." - Michael Yates, Associate Editor, Monthly Review
"If it is your desire to understand how we are manipulated into believing the things we do -- watch this film. Every American should see it...for the sake of our future." - Timothy Gatto, Fmr Chairman, Liberal Party of America