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. Tracing the story of media manipulation over 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.
Features interviews with well-known journalists and public figures including Julian Assange, Danny Glover, Amy Goodman, Dan Rather and David Simon.
"Likely to raise blood pressure and spark heated discussion." —Video Librarian
World Premiere, 2012 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
"Depressing and relevant stuff." —The Toronto Sun
"Tremblay's scathing media takedown couldn't be more timely." —Torontoist
"...a slick, masterful political essay on the degradation of contemporary journalism." —Art Threat