[act-ma] Thursday 5/15: "Shadows of Liberty" - Free UPandOUT film screening

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Fri May 2 19:25:57 PDT 2014

of Liberty

Showing Thursday, May 15, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer 

90% of the media in the USA are controlled by 5 big 
for-profit-conglomerats, creating a media monopoly that manipulates our 
political, economical, and social world.

*ABOUT SHADOWS OF LIBERTY:* /Shadows of Liberty/ reveals the 
extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover€ups and 
corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid 
journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, 
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?

*FEATURING:* Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, 
David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Dick Gregory, Roberta 
Baskin, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Chris Hedges, Kristina 
Borjesson, and many more.

*OFFICIAL SELECTION*: IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, HotDocs, Vancouver Intl. 
Film Festival, DOKFILM, Bergen Intl. Film Festival, Canberra Intl. Film 
Festival, Leeds Intl. Film Fest, Docs DF, London Intl. Documentary 
Festival, Open City Documentary Festival

*Film Trailer 

"/When men yield up the exclusive privilege of thinking, the last shadow 
of liberty quits the horizon/." ~Thomas Paine

"/The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to 
make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's 
power. Because they control the minds of the masses/."  ~Malcolm X

"/Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship./"  
~William Blum

"/Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the US 
media/." ~Noam Chomsky

/'It's hard to imagine a more potent sign of a weak, declining empire 
than having one's national 'credibility' depend upon periodically 
bombing other countries./" ~Glen Greenwald


doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
*free film & free door prizes
****[donations are encouraged]
*feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed

"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education/." ~ 
Malcolm X

*UPandOUT film series* - see rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on 
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc 
etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for 
the loss of liberty and civil rights...

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