Shadows of Liberty

Tremblay, Jean-Philippe
Date Written:  2012-04-27
Year Published:  2012
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX14483

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

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 everywhere are taking action, trying to change the media monopolies' strangle hold on information. 93 mins.

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