Shadows Of Liberty

  |  Book Tickets: 15/06/2012
  |  93 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Jean Phillippe Tremblay examines how the media in the US is in the controlling hands of a handful of commercial enterprises exercising extraordinary political, social, and economic power. Having always allowed broadcasting to be controlled by commercial interests, the loosening of media ownership regulations that began under Reagan and continued under Clinton has led to the horrifying present scenario where five mega companies today control the vast majority of the media in the United States. These companies, with their endless corporate concerns, not only don’t prioritise investigative journalism among their media holdings, but in fact actively clamp down in it. Tremblay illustrates the disastrous consequences that have befallen the few journalists willing to stick their heads above the parapet. The nefarious nexus of the military-industrial complex and the news media which paved the way for the Iraqi war is just one example of the tragic legacy of a country which continues to put corporate interests above public good.