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Shadows of Liberty (2012)

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

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Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Daniel Cantagallo (as Dan Cantagallo)
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Credited cast:
Julian Assange ... Himself - Founder of WikiLeaks
Robert Baer ... Himself - former CIA agent
Joe Biden ... Himself - US Vice President (archive footage)
Kristina Borjesson Kristina Borjesson ... Herself
Dick Cheney ... Himself - former US Vice President (archive footage)
Ahmed Chlabi Ahmed Chlabi ... Himself - former Iraqi National Congress leader (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Himself - former US President (archive footage)
Jeff Cohen Jeff Cohen ... Himself - Founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Daniel Ellsberg ... Himself
Newt Gingrich ... Himself - former US Speaker of the House (archive footage)
Amy Goodman Amy Goodman ... Herself - Journalist, host of 'Democracy Now!' news show
Al Gore ... Himself - Former Vice-President of the United States (archive footage)
Dick Gregory ... Himself - Comedian / Activist
Sean Hannity ... Himself - FoxNews talk-show host (archive footage)
Chris Hedges Chris Hedges ... Himself - Journalist, former reporter for the New York Times
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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

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Illusjonen om ei fri presse See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

£1,500,000 (estimated)
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Docfactory See more »
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16:9 HD
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10 March 2014 | by gardner-humphreysSee 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."


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