[act-ma] Thursday 5/15: "Shadows of Liberty" - Free UPandOUT film screening
pfsoto at mynas.com
Fri May 2 19:25:57 PDT 2014
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
"/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./"
"/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
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/." ~
*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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