Right Wing Machine (1978)

20 Mar
Director  Uncredited
Producer  Maurer, Fleisher, Zon & Anderson, Inc.
Contributors  AFL-CIO Committe on Political Education
Length  23 minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description:  This relates the growing threat of right wing political activity aimed at defeating labor’s friends in Congress and at other levels of government and replacing them with anti-worker ultra-conservatives. It describes the tactics and techniques of politically active right wing groups
Call #  FILM MB296
Genre  Political Film
Rare  Yes
Online  Yes, partially
Copyright status  Public Domain
Physical condition  Fair
Oregon-related  No


This is a pro-union film distributed by the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations.  Animated segments mixed with live shots of an imposing and deep voiced narrator to deliver what the producers considered critical information about the right-wing political group and how it conducts its business.

The film is full of scathing criticism, sometimes bordering on mockery, of the right-wing, including a look inside their “propaganda workshops” where large punch-card operated computers (brand new at the time) process information about the voting public.

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