Case Study of the Acid Rain Film Controversy: Political Propaganda or Environmental Education?

Hepburn, M. A. & Hepburn, L. R. Case study of the acid rain film controversy: Political propaganda or environmental education ?. Vol. 16. 1985. 1-6.

In 1982 the National Film Board of Canada released an educational film, Acid Rain: Requiem or Recovery? Early in 1983 the U.S. Department of Justice labeled the film as "political propaganda." This article traces events in the continuing controversy over the film in the United States and Canada, analyzes the film's approach, and examines potential learning effects of both the film and the politicized context in which it must be shown.

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