Join ArgusFest along with local and national media reform activists, authors, and journalists at the Denver Welcome party for the National Conference for Media Reform. Thursday, April 4, Argusfest will host the U.S. Premiere of the documentary Shadows of Liberty, which looks at how the corporate media misleads the American people. The film will be followed by a discussion with Amy Goodman and Jean-Philippe Tremblay. Then at 9 PM we will have live music featuring Jonny 5 (from the Flobots), Laura Goldhamer, DJ RIPM, and DJ Cavem. National anti-poverty organizer and the 2012 Green Party Vice-Presidential nominee Cheri Honkala will also be joining us to say a few words about the state of our media. It’s going to be a great night with a lot of great people.
When: Thursday, April 4 7:00 PM – FILM 9:00PM – MUSIC
Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver
$10-$20 suggested donation
Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.
Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, 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.