Interview with Prof. Cynthia Weber on the occasion of the presentation of her ‘I am An American’ project


Professor Cynthia Weber presented her project “ ‘I am an American’: Video Portraits of Unsafe US citizens” at the METU International Relations Conference in Ankara, Turkey, on 18 June, 2009. Her project develops a critical response to the American Ad Council’s post-9/11 “I am an American” television advertising campaign which featured 30 and 60 second Public Service Announcements (PSAs) broadcast on US television in which a montage of US citizens of various ages, races, religions and ethnicities look directly into the camera and declare, ‘I am an American’ while emotive Americana music plays in the background.

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