This Academy Award-winner juxtaposes GE's rosy "We Bring Good Things To Life" commercials with the true stories of workers and neighbors whose lives have been devastated by the company's involvement in building nuclear bombs. It tells a powerful story of how consumer activists can challenge corporations causing harm.
Driven by intensely personal testimony and painstaking research, Deadly Deception exposes what GE never wanted its customers to know: a shocking pattern of negligence and misinformation spanning several decades. These tragic stories are answered by the inspiring activism of the GE Boycott, a grassroots campaign run by corporate accountability organization, Corporate Accountability International, to pressure GE out of the nuclear weapons industry. Nine months after this film won the Oscar(r) for Best Documentary Short Subject, GE pulled out of its work in the nuclear weapons industry, and organizers of the GE boycott declared victory in their grassroots campaign.
"Deadly Deception is a prime example of non-corporate, citizen journalism. Its imagery, clean interviews, juxtaposition of advertising fantasy with devastating realities and its no-nonsense, non-sensational style of reporting is a bulwark against an increasingly corporatized and centralized media landscape." Eric Singer M.Ed., Ph.D. Educational Outreach Coordinator and Curriculum Developer - Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States
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