Killing us softly: advertising's image of women

United States, 1979

Film
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Using hundreds of examples from magazines, newspapers, album covers and store-front windows, this film exposes the psychological and sexual schemes that underlie many advertising campaigns. With an intriguing mixture of statistics, humour, insight and outrage, Jean Kilbourne shows her audience that although individual advertisements may seem harmless by themselves, they add up to a powerful form of cultural conditioning.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Patricia Stallone

Joseph Vitagliano

Jean Kilbourne

production company

Cambridge Documentary Films

Language

English

Duration

00:29:05:00

Colour

Colour

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