Spin

1995 | 00:57:30 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Holiday, Media Analysis, Television

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Pirated satellite feeds revealing U.S. media personalities’ contempt for their viewers come full circle in Spin. TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the tightly-spun fabric of television—a system that silences public debate and enforces the exclusion of anyone outside the pack of journalists, politicians, spin doctors, and televangelists who manufacture the news. Spin moves through the L.A. riots and the floating TV talk-show called the 1992 U.S. presidential election.

An excerpt of this title is also available on Presidents and Elections.

Prizes + Awards

Sydney Film Festival, Audience Votes Top Five Picks

Charlotte Film and Video Festival, Best of the Best Prize, 1995

Exhibitions + Festivals

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX), Denmark, 2013

Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX, 1995

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1996

Monash University Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia, 2015