SHADOWS OF LIBERTY reveals the extraordinary truth behind commercial news media in the United States – censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the commercial US media system, 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.
FEATURED IN THE FILM (partial list): Amy Goodman, Julian Assange, David Simon, Dan Rather, Danny Glover, Daniel Ellsberg, Roberta Baskin, Robert McChesney, Bob Bear, John MacArthur, Dick Gregory, and many, many more.
The film has been acclaimed by film festivals around the world, and, alongside the 2013 Oscar nominees for “Best Documentary,” the film was nominated for the “MOST VALUABLE DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR” at this the 2013 Cinema For Peace gala in Berlin, Germany. Among other international press responses, the Hollywood Reporter said: “The timing couldn’t be better for a theatrical documentary about a corporate media monopoly in American journalism.”
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