Monika at work forwarded the link to these videos, both of which are interesting in their own way. Both were created specially for the Shanghai Expo. And they thought the commies were masters of propaganda.
After watching this one for a while I began to wonder if there was another country called Poland other than the one I live in because I didn’t recognise the place! I think the one in the video is in a parallel universe where everyone is made of plasticine.
They do a neat job of making Poland appear to be the largest country in Europe outstripping the rest of the EU by miles. Half of Europe is Poland! This is done by spinning seamlessly from the EU as a whole to limiting the data to just the newest member states. “Thanks to natural resources, Poland is very independent…” are all these fights with Russia about gas and the constant threats of running out of electricity just a joke then? Playing fast and lose with the word “very” I think. “Poland aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions”, sure it does, so do I.
It correctly highlights the fact that very important transport routes pass right through Poland but sort of avoids the fact that Poland is doing bugger all to make these routes suitable for anything more than donkeys – despite being the largest recipient of EU funds by 2013. Poland’s neighbours are mostly EU countries, I suppose is correct but does rather ignore the very significant and slightly dodgy neighbours to the East.
Can’t work out the narrators accent. Seems to be “Robotic BBC Voiceover”.
This next one most of you have seen already probably.
The more I watch this the more disappointed I am with it. I’m not sure it really gives anyone who doesn’t already know the history of Poland much of an education. What’s with all the fat guys? I’ve only ever seen about 3 fat guys in the whole of Poland and here there’s one every scene! What’s the scene at 4:10 all about, with the mill owner throwing money at grovelling peasants? Why was Poland partitioned and fell into the chasm? Also, not a single Jew in the whole film – surely something wrong there. Anyway, it’s only 8 minutes and worth watching even if it is pants, sorry PARP.