FREE screening (and panel) of a new film about the media - "Shadows of Liberty" - Feb. 25th, 7PM, at NWU Law School

Posted by Mitchell - February 21, 2014 (entry 705)

Chicago Media Action is co-sponsoring the debut of a new documentary film about the media to debut in Chicago on Tuesday February 25th. More information is below.


You are cordially invited to a FREE screening of a documentary film called Shadows of Liberty. The film is dedicated to the journalists and information freedom fighters, the heroes of our time, who dedicate their lives to our right to freedom of information - the central pillar of a free society. Shadows of Liberty provides a platform for voices that have been silenced and in doing so, attempts to inspire change and accountability. This film champions the idea of an independent media where truth and integrity are the norm, not the exception.

The screening will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law (357 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611) on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 PM.

After the film there will be a thrilling POST-SCREENING CONVERSATION with filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Rev. Janette Wilson of Rainbow PUSH, Dale Lehman of WZRD 88.3 FM, Mitchell Szczepanczyk of Chicago Media Action, Nancy Wade with the Green Party, and Mike Kalas of Multikulti, moderated by WC Turck from AM 1710.

Admission is free, but to reserve your spot please RSVP to

If you would like to take a look at the film's trailer, here is the link:

You can find more information about the film below and on their website:

We believe that media reform is among the most important issues of our time, and if you agree, we hope you will be able to join me us on Tuesday, February 25 for a screening of the film Shadows of Liberty.

ABOUT SHADOWS OF LIBERTY: 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?

FEATURING: Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Dick Gregory, Roberta Baskin, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Chris Hedges, Kristina Borjesson, and many more.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, HotDocs, Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, DOKFILM, Bergen Intl. Film Festival, Canberra Intl. Film Festival, Leeds Intl. Film Fest, Docs DF, London Intl. Documentary Festival, Open City Documentary Festival

Film Trailer:;=c4-overview&list;=UU03hWohkXnD212MZ1LRetTA

Hollywood Reporter
"The timing couldn’t be better..."

The Daily Blog
"You must, you must, you must see this documentary"

Neil Young's film Lounge
"Frightening, enlightening, anger-inducing, thrilling..."

Denik Referandum
"A masterpiece of craftsmanship..."
"Artistry and clear-eyed political vision rarely come this close together"




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