|Supplier||First Hand Films|
|Festivals/Awards||Official Selection - HOT DOCS 2012|
In theatres on February 15, 2013
DVD/Blu-ray available on August 6, 2013
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? We're left in no doubt - media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental.
“Hoc Docs' 'Shadows Of Liberty' Spotlights U.S. Media Monopoly” - The Hollywood Reporter
|Nov.16, 2013||Brantford, ON||Brantford Film Festival|