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Ninety percent of American media is controlled by five big, for-profit-conglomerates, creating a media monopoly that manipulates our political, economical, and social worlds. "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? We're left in no doubt: media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental. With Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Roberta Baskin, and many others.