The feature-length documentary film INFLUENCE charts the recent
advancements in weaponized communication by investigating the rise
and fall of the world’s most notorious public relations and reputation
management firm: the British multinational Bell Pottinger.
Best South African Documentary
FILM FESTIVAL 2020
[Influence] is the kind of story that makes you question everything, because it suggests
that we now live in a time when the very texture of our lives can be defined, designed and manipulated by powerful forces. We may think of ourselves as smarter and savvier,
but the machine of dreams isn’t done with us yet.
~ Bilge Ebiri, Vulture
An extraordinary, eye-opening look at one man, but the documentary... is really about how the world works, in particular this world we live in now, presided over by populist nationalists such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson.
~ John Doyle, The Globe and Mail
INFLUENCE is a hell of a film. It's one of those films where, as you watch it, everything you thought you knew about history changes. The curtain is pulled back and important little details are revealed that give you a deeper understanding of what happened and why.
~ Steve Kopian, Unseen Films
WHERE TO WATCH
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ACT Human Rights Film Festival
October 1 - 10, 2020 | Online
October 14 - 18, 2020 | Online
Cleveland Interrnational Film Festival
April 7 - 18, 2021 | Physical screenings
North America | Ingrid Hamilton, GAT PR
South Africa | Joy Sapieka & Associates
Shane Riley, Cinetic Media