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Damned In The USA

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The compelling, multi award-winning investigation of the censorship battles, anti-pornography debates and culture wars between the political left and right that raged throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. In the late 1980s, American conservative groups began to wage a crusade against the government funding of artists who they deemed as threats to public decency and family values. With comedian JIMMY TINGLE acting as a “Greek Chorus”, Paul Yule points his lens at those closest to the controversy, including prominent conservative politician Jesse Helms and Rev. Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association, as well as the controversial musicians and artists at the center of the firestorm.

A film by PAUL YULE

 

WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
IDFA, 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

 

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