PREVIEW: Talk With A Very Heavy Agenda Series Director Robbie Martin
On Thursday, February 18th at 8 pm EST, Dan Wright will host an event with Robbie Martin, series’ writer and director of “A Very Heavy Agenda.” Martin will discuss his series and his research into the rise of the neoconservatives from the Bush administration to today.
Register for the free event here and join the conversation live.
If you have not seen the any of the films yet, see “A Very Heavy Agenda Part 1: A Catalyzing Event” for free using promo code “shadowproof618” at checkout for the film at Vimeo On Demand. The code is only available for 50 uses and can be used starting Wednesday and expires Saturday.
Here’s more about the films from Wright’s Jan 19. review:
The three-part series begins in the weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks when neoconservative thought leaders opportunistically used the country’s anxiety about another attack to push their agenda. A Very Heavy Agenda Part 1: “A Catalyzing Event,” details how Paul Wolfowitz, Bill Kristol, Robert Kagan and others shaped the policy response to the 9/11 attacks utilizing a playbook written at The Project For A New American Century (PNAC) well before the attacks .
Part 2: “How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The New Neocons,” picks up at the end of the Bush presidency, when the neoconservatives largely discredited by the Iraq War re-brand themselves and seek to resurrect past Reaganite glory by instigating conflict with Russia. PNAC is re-branded as The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), which pursues the same agenda with new lines of attack and operatives who make up for their lack of intellectual rigor with a savvier understanding of media manipulation.
In Part 2, the audience gets a look at the new “Information War,” where US state media, Russian state media, and those with various contradicting and corresponding interests battle it out on a host of platforms to control the narrative of the crisis in Ukraine and other world events.
Part 3: “Maintaining the World Order,” is set to be released on March 30th and will provide an in-depth look at the role of the Kagan family and other neoconservative actors, who are still influencing and implementing US foreign policy. What are the ultimate ends and motivations for their very heavy agenda?