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!." Scanned from original text or image using a Canon Expression 10000XL scanner. Optimized in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and saved in .pdf format.