MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,319 this week

Shadows of Liberty (2012)

8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 211 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 7 critic

Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America versus the public battle for truth and democracy.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1001 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 09 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 15 titles
created 16 Sep 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shadows of Liberty (2012)

Shadows of Liberty (2012) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shadows of Liberty.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Bozzo
Stars: Jim Olson, Tony Clarke, Maude Barlow
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Crisis Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Puckett
Stars: Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, Francis Fukuyama, Samuel Huntington
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Unbiased and informative documentary on Julian Assange, Wikileaks and more.

Director: A.N. Other
Stars: Julian Assange, Ken Day, Daniel Ellsberg
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Linguist, intellectual and activist, Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of world events including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, Media Manipulation and ... See full summary »

Director: Will Pascoe
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Carol Chomsky
Panopticon (2012)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Control on our daily lives increases and privacy is disappearing. How is this exactly happening and in which way will it effect all our lives?

Director: Peter Vlemmix
Stars: Peter Vlemmix, Inez Weski, Brenno de Winter
97% Owned (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

97% owned present serious research and verifiable evidence on our economic and financial system. This is the first documentary to tackle this issue from a UK-perspective and explains the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Oswald
Stars: Maddy Reilly, Ben Dyson, Anne Belsey
Superpower (2008)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Superpower illustrates how the United States has leveraged its position to ensure unilateral world domination through absolute economic and military superiority and government deception.

Director: Barbara-Anne Steegmuller
Stars: Christy Johnson, Max Carter, Harry S. Truman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The End of America details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty"tot tome, rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning democracies from ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg
Stars: David Antoon, Vincent Cannistraro, James Cullen
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Bruce
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Paul Volcker, Janet Yellen
The Engineer (2013)
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Israel Ticas is the only criminologist working in one of Latin America's most dangerous countries. In El Salvador, one child goes missing every three minutes*. Many children are killed by ... See full summary »

Directors: Mathew Charles, Juan Luis Passarelli
WikiRebels: The Documentary (TV Movie 2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Directors: Jesper Huor, Bosse Lindquist
Stars: Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Kristinn Hrafnsson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Directors: Luc Hermann, Paul Moreira
Stars: Julian Assange
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself - Founder of WikiLeaks
Robert Baer ...
Himself - former CIA agent
...
Himself - US Vice President (archive footage)
Kristina Borjesson ...
Herself
Dick Cheney ...
Himself - former US Vice President (archive footage)
Ahmed Chlabi ...
Himself - former Iraqi National Congress leader (archive footage)
...
Himself - former US President (archive footage)
Jeff Cohen ...
Himself - Founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Daniel Ellsberg ...
Himself
...
Himself - former US Speaker of the House (archive footage)
Amy Goodman ...
Herself - Journalist, host of 'Democracy Now!' news show
...
Himself - former US Vice President (archive footage)
...
Himself - Comedian / Activist
Sean Hannity ...
Himself - FoxNews talk-show host (archive footage)
Chris Hedges ...
Himself - Journalist, former reporter for the New York Times
Edit

Storyline

Shadows of Liberty presents the phenomenal true story of today's disintegrating freedoms within the U.S. media, and government, that they don't want you to see. The film takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy. Highly revealing interviews, actuality, and archive material, tell insider accounts of a broken media system, where journalists are prevented from pursuing controversial news stories, people are censored for speaking out against abuses of government power, and individual lives are shattered as the arena for public expression has been turned into a private profit zone. Will the Internet remain free, or be controlled by a handful of powerful, monopolistic corporations? The media crisis is at the core of today's most troubling issues, and people ... Written by DOCFACTORY

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 August 2013 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Stíny svobody  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

£1,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Asks Questions Others Don't
10 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

A film that examines how we get to know what "the truth" is seems more important than ever, with news outlets shuttering and being bought up left and right - not to mention the rise of digital infotainment. as the Hollywood Reporter said, "The timing couldn't be better for a theatrical documentary about a corporate media monopoly in American journalism...Canadian director Jean-Philippe Tremblay...saw his film Shadows of Liberty receive a world premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, while he looks to the U.K. phone hacking scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to cross the Atlantic to help him secure a U.S. theatrical distribution deal. If anything, Tremblay questions why the major U.S. media has so far responded to shocking accusations of journalistic impropriety at Murdoch's former News of the World tabloid with barely a blink and a yawn."


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Shadows of Liberty (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?