What role has a complacent media played in spreading misinformation, false equivalencies and ideologically-driven messages, without checking the facts? This exciting, eye-opening documentary from Vancouver-based filmmaker and TV news veteran Fred Peabody follows the journalistic mavericks who are exposing government and corporate deception, regardless of intense and increasing personal risk. Independent journalists Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! (who was recently at the centre of a controversial legal case), Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi and others are changing the face of journalism with a keen and expert eye. “The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy,” says Goodman. “It's not our job to cozy up to power.”
Director Fred Peabody and media critic Jeff Cohen will Skype in for a Q&A following the Friday, December 9 screening at 9:15 p.m.
- Los Angeles Times - "A timely documentary that will cause audiences to question what they see and read."
- NOW Magazine - 3/5 Ns, "Peabody connects with an array of impressive indie journalists."
- Variety - "Has the rare distinction of being a movie you can agree and argue with at the same time."
- Village Voice - "A worthy testimony that many journalists are in it for the truth."