In the wake of a stinging CIA report showing that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction comes a new film prompted by the foreign policy failures of the Bush administration. AXIS OF EVIL deconstructs the rhetoric of the President’s catch phrase and illuminates the ways in which our government manipulates truth, language, and the media to hijack popular culture and opinion.In interviews with 16 journalists, artists, scholars, and activists, director Carmine Cervi mixes in provocative art work to explore the concept of evil and how it has been used to justify political and military actions.As dissent, debate, and discussions become increasingly supplanted by spin, symbolism, and sound bites, the need for voices like those in AXIS OF EVIL becomes only greater.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Carmine CERVI has produced and directed a number of documentaries and short fiction films in the United States and Italy. Currently he is partner in the independent production company, BulletProof Film, in Chicago.