Film & Discussion: Shadows of Liberty

When & Where
The California Theater
2113 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
June 20, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Contact
Debra Brown
Debra.Brown@MobilizeUs.com
720 917 4900

Join Filmmaker Jean-Philippe for the third ever United States theatrical screening of 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? We're left in no doubt ] media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental.