Operation Wunderland

3 x 52'

After World War Two, hundreds of US propaganda films were shown in West German cinemas. Washington's spin-doctors and nation-builders hoped to win-over the hearts and the minds of the German people by shaping the public opinion. Against the backdrop of the Cold War one goal had top priority on America’s agenda - to stoke fears of communism among the Germans.

With the help of renowned contemporary witnesses, intriguing archive footage and numerous propaganda films, “Operation Wonderland” reveals for the first time how US experts managed two sell to very unpopular things to the reluctant Germans: Western democracy and free market economy…


Producer: Taglicht Media
Production year: 2008
Broadcasters: arte, WDR, Discovery
Languages: German, French

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