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.
View the trailer and see more screening opportunities at http://shadowsofliberty.org/
Thursday, February 26th - 7PM
This event is free and open to the public - donations are greatly appreciated
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa
6400 New Watermelon Rd,
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
There will be a highly interactive panel discussion following the film with Tommy Stevenson, long-time political reporter and columnist for the Tuscaloosa News, Chandra Clark and Pam Tran, faculty members at the University of Alabama in the department of Telecommunication and Film, specializing in broadcast journalism, facilitated by Mike Letcher, Production Manager for the University of Alabama Center for Public Television.