Beyond Citizen Kane

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Beyond Citizen Kane (1993) is a British documentary film directed by Simon Hartog, produced by John Ellis, and broadcast on Channel 4.

It details the dominant position of the Rede Globo media group in the Brazilian society, discussing the group's influence, power, and political connectionsFolha Universal. . Arca Universal. (27-09-09).. Globo's president and founder Roberto Marinho came in for particular criticism, being compared with fictional newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane, created by Orson Welles for the 1941 film Citizen Kane. According to the documentary, Marinho's media group engages in the same Kane wholesale manipulation of news to influence the public opinion.


The documentary tracks Globo's involvement with and support of the military dictatorship, its illegal partnership with the American group Time Warner (at the time Time-Life), Marinho's political maneuverings (which included airing on Jornal Nacional, the network's prime time news program, highlights of a 1989 presidential debate edited in a way as to favor Fernando Collor de Mello) and a controversial deal involving shares of NEC Corporation and government contracts. It also features interviews with noted Brazilian personalities, such as singer-songwriter Chico Buarque, politicians Leonel Brizola and Antonio Carlos Magalhães and the ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Dispute with Globo over British rights

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