WERU Community Radio will show the film Shadows of Liberty followed by a discussion at the Bangor Public Library in the Story Room from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 10. See how a few corporations came to own and control so much media and how news stories, journalists, and our societies have been damaged by it.
This film was nominated as Most Valuable Documentary of the Year by Cinema for Peace Foundation and features such figures as Julian Assange, Daniel Ellsberg, Amy Goodman, Danny Glover, Dick Gregory, Janine Jackson and Dan Rather, just to name a few.
Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, 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? Media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental.
For more information about the film visit http://shadowsofliberty.org/. For more information about the June 10 showing at the Bangor Public Library visit www.weru.org, call 469-6600 during regular business hours, or e-mail email@example.com.