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245 00 Faces of the enemy.|h[Kanopy electronic resource] 
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500    Title from title frames. 
518    Originally produced by California Newsreel in 1987. 
520    As relevant today as when it was first released, Faces of 
       the enemy follows social psychologist Sam Keen as he 
       unmasks how individuals and nations dehumanize their 
       enemies to justify the inhumanity of war. Using archival 
       news footage, public service announcements, and editorial 
       cartoons, Keen unveils the same frightening pattern in 
       conflict after conflict - World War II, the Vietnam War, 
       the Cold War, Islamic and Christian Fundamentalism - and 
       prefigures the current War on Terrorism. First we identify
       ourselves as victims. Then we blame, demonize and finally 
       dehumanize our adversaries, rationalizing our murder of 
       other human beings. Faces of the enemy contends that 
       before a drop of blood is spilled we must 'think each 
       other to death.' It is a story replayed on the nightly 
       news, in Islamic Fundamentalists' characterization of the 
       West as the 'Great Satan' and our own stereotyping of 
       Muslims as terrorists. In a revealing examination of the 
       images and iconography of war Keen interviews the nation's
       leading editorial cartoonists. They discuss how they use 
       an almost universal language of stereotypes and prejudices
       to tap into readers' most visceral emotions. In a chilling
       example of the psychological roots of enmity, we meet 
       David Rice, an unemployed welder now an inmate on Death 
       Row. Influenced by far-right propaganda, Rice decided 
       communism was responsible for his personal problems. He 
       bludgeoned to death a family of four whom he (mistakenly) 
       thought were communists. He remains without remorse 
       regarding them as 'collateral damage' in a war against the
       Evil Empire. The Christian Fundamentalist leaders who 
       inspired Rice are only too happy to explain that they are 
       in a holy war against communists and any non-believers. By
       contrast, William Broyles, a Viet Nam veteran and author, 
       returned after the war to personalize the individuals who 
       had been his enemies' to humanize the abstractions. He 
       explains how racist terms and images can be used to turn 
       human beings into monsters. These epithets and images 
       extend the circumstances of war into terrible brutality. 
       But he also explains how we can move beyond these 
       dehumanizing thoughts and seek out the humanity of others.
       Psychologists Robert Lifton and Steven Kull explain how 
       war and artificial enemies provide people with the moral 
       and mental certainties they crave, giving them a sense of 
       purpose in a sometimes-ambiguous world. Mythologist Joseph
       Campbell, providing a note of hope, suggests that 
       underneath the mask of the enemy we ultimately recognize 
       ourselves. This, Campbell further contends, may be the 
       origin of compassion, brotherhood and altruism, in other 
       words the inverse of war. California Newsreel is proud to 
       re-release this important film for the first time on DVD 
       with special commentary by Bill Jersey and Sam Keen. 
       Particularly relevant is a complimentary supplement 
       (available only on DVD to those purchasing an 
       institutional version), illuminating complexities in the 
       media and military worlds of today's conflicts in the 
       Middle East. Also available on videocassette, this is a 
       film who's urgent message needs to be heard now more than 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
650  0 War|xPsychological aspects. 
650  0 Propaganda|xPsychological aspects. 
650  0 Hostility (Pyschology) 
650  0 Documentary films. 
650  0 Death row inmates. 
655  7 Documentary films.|2lcgft 
700 1  Keen, Sam,|einterviewer,|ecommentator. 
700 1  Rice, David,|einterviewee. 
700 1  Broyles, William,|einterviewee. 
700 1  Lifton, Robert,|einterviewee. 
700 1  Kull, Steven,|einterviewee. 
700 1  Campbell, Joseph,|einterviewee. 
700 1  Jersey, Bill,|ecommentator. 
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