Immersed in Subversion :: Control the Culture; Control the Man [The Anita Sarkeesian Documentary]

The long awaited documentary is here; Immersed in Subversion :: Control the Culture; Control the Man; it is an analysis of Anita Sarkeesian, the Feminist Video Game critic who’s most recently been seen arguing for Internet censorship at the UN, or shadow banning Twitter users as part of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council.

Anita Sarkeesian could have been anybody; she’s not the story, anymore than Zoe Quinn was the story of #GamerGate.  The story itself is the story; the fact that present-day media is corrupt and pushing a narrative is the story.  The individual players don’t matter – but by examining one of them, it allows us to see the whole structure for what it truly is.

Many thanks to Matt Forney for hosting the video, to all of the backers who made this project possible, to the many interviewees who trusted us to represent them accurately,¹ and to all of you who’ve been patient with me over the past year as I worked to complete this film.

I hope it lives up to your expectations.


1. Including some interviews which for various reasons were not used (for the record, the reason was never a lack of erudition; I got to meet some great people, some great thinkers during the filming whom I regret being unable to find space for in the completed product).

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Davis M.J. Aurini

Trained as a Historian at McMaster University, and as an Infantry soldier in the Canadian Forces, I'm a Scholar, Author, Film Maker, and a God fearing Catholic, who loves women for their illogical nature.

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8 Responses

  1. Mycroft Jones says:

    Thank you for taking the time to make this video.

  2. Albrecht says:

    This is a positive development. Thanks for the update.

  3. CascadianDude says:

    I appreciate that you were able to make it happen. Hope your future endevors are both easier and more fruitful than this has thus far proved.

  4. Rei De Bastoni says:

    Nice video, very good editing, and I’m glad you took it in the direction it went.

    You guys got Karen so drunk, haha.

    However, I’m afraid this won’t get to anyone that wasn’t already looking for it. Do you have any ideas for that?

    Also a couple nitpicks – the video is off center such that the right side is cut off, and at 54:20 Alex is an Ediotr.

  5. Mr.Fruitbaskets says:

    It was a fine video. I was very impressed at how well you made transitions as there were multiple instances of transitions; it really helped me understand the entire video as a whole instead of just a scattered bits and pieces.

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  1. March 28, 2016

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  2. May 31, 2016

    […] I’ve been noticing a lot of this lately – on YouTube, on Twitter, on Google – lots of little ‘errors’, and the date when it all began is significant: one week before I released my documentary about Anita Sarkeesian, member of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council, and UN Advisor on Censorship: Immersed in Subversion. […]