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Report to United States Information Agency regarding around the world refugee trip, Bruce Herschensohn, December 31, 1964
Herschensohn, Bruce, 1932-
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Handwritten cover title. The two-part report includes a report on USIS posts BH visited in Europe and Asia with extensive comments made to him by USIA personnel and foreign citizens about reaction to films shown and the desire for films to be shown in these posts. With respect to propaganda, BH makes the point the U.S. must be open about its mistakes but go on to be 'big, proud, and colorful' about its numerous successes. In suggesting a film for intellectuals, he makes the point it must be geared toward those who resent America's goodness. The purpose of his forthcoming USIA film Eulogy to 5:02 is presented; and recommendations are made re the importance of films about presidential candidates and government officials, films for youth (stressing the positive impact cartoons have in propaganda), and films which gamble on possible future crises so that immediate distribution of them can take place when the events occur. The second part of the report, titled "In General," points to the world wide refugee problem as a classic proof of the failure of communism. Backed by the Dalai Lama, Gus Borgeest, and Ludwig Stumf (tbree intimately connected with the refugee situation), BH suggests the U.S. establish a "Freedom Island" to welcome refugees from all over the world, and adds 13 suggested rules for administering the project. Two BH films about the refugee situation, The Sour Suite (Across a Hundred Mountains). and Man from a Missing Country (later Man from a Missing Land) are also mentioned. From his personal observations, BH concludes the main weakness of the USIS posts was "a lack of knowing an end goa!."
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BH 19.3
Herschensohn, Bruce, 1932-
Typescript (carbon copy); 61 p. ; 28 x 22 cm.
Bruce Herschensohn Collection

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