The Eye of Vichy (1993), L'oeil de Vichy, documents the German occupation era in France during World War 2 and explores how governments use media to win the war of minds. French director Claude Chabrol, better known for his mystery films, creates a portrait of the disinformation created in the Vichy era from 1940-1944 including news reel footage, archival photos and propaganda films. This documentary reaches beyond a simple recreation of a historical era or social analysis with the benefit of hindsight. Instead with minimal commentary, the film immerses the viewer in the many forms of propaganda that were aimed at the French civilians, demonstrating how the Nazi-controlled Vichy regime tried to gain sympathy for its policies while stirring up hostility towards the Allied Forces and Jewish population. The film's overall effect evokes questions about the use of media by governments then and now, while also bringing to mind Winston Churchill's chilling observation, "History is written by the victors."