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EXPLORING THE WORLD THROUGH FILM
In 2017, we are exploring persuasion and persuasive people. In the Spring, we selected five films to help us learn more about the psychology of persuasion and how public relations and marketing agents use this knowledge to influence public opinion, especially through imagery.
In light of group enthusiasm, we pursue the same topic in greater depth In the fall, adding four more movies that we characterize within the same theme.
2015 Documentary 119 mins
2003 Drama 119 mins
1957 Drama 96 mins
2005 Documentary 109 mins
Note that we presented the movie, Luther, at an earlier time. However, we believe it is important to revisit the movie in October of this year because of the celebration of 500 years since Luther posted his 95 theses.
On this day [Oct 31] in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation. — The History Channel, This Day in History
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