Are We Winning Mommy? America & the Cold War

Documentary film produced by the Better World Society, broadcast on Ted Turner's TBS Feb. 18, 1987, as counter-programming to ABC's "Amerika" mini-series, color, 87 mins.



The film begins with film clips of Yalta in 1945, and FDR saying "There can be no middle ground here" and we all must work together to build a "better world" and a lasting peace. Under the film credits, a montage of images suggests the inflammatory nature of the media in the cold war, and illustrates the revisionist theme of the film that America is partly to blame for the cold war, due to its capitalistic quest for profit and its fear of radicalism at home, especially in labor unions.

Part 1 - "Alliance"

Part 2 - "Uneasy Peace"


revised 4/23/01 by Schoenherr | part 2 | Filmnotes