Shadows of Liberty – a documentary

Shadows of Liberty – a documentary
Tuesday, September 29th
6:30 pm
Calaway Room, Third Street Center,
520 S. Third Street, Carbondale 

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ABOUT SHADOWS OF LIBERTY: Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover‐ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone. Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news?

FEATURING: Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Janine Jackson, Dick Gregory, Roberta Baskin, Deepa Kumar, Jeff Cohen, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Chris Hedges, Kristina Borjesson, and many more.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, HotDocs, Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, DOKFILM, Bergen Intl. Film Festival, Canberra Intl. Film Festival, Leeds Intl. Film Fest, Docs DF, London Intl.Documentary Festival, Open City Documentary Festival


Admission: FREE with donations greatly appreciated.

Shadows of Liberty is dedicated to the journalists and information freedom fighters, the heroes of our time, who dedicate their lives to our right to freedom of information – the central pillar of a free society. Shadows of Liberty provides a platform for voices that have been silenced and in doing so, attempts to inspire change and accountability. This film champions the idea of an independent media where truth and integrity are the norm, not the exception.

The film is coming to town as part of the 10th Leg of the Shadows of Liberty USA Screening & Media Reform Action Tour.

After the film there will be a panel discussion.

Shadows of Liberty_2Tom Paine, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, holds the ‘Common Sense’ pamphlet, the most influential publication of the American Revolution and Independence

Co-sponsored by Davi Nikent Center for Human Flourishing, Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists and KDNK.