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METRO EVENT | Second chance to see landmark film about the American media monopoly

‘Shadows of Liberty’ asks why we have let a handful of powerful corporations write and manipulate the news.

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Panel at the 2013 U.S. premiere of Shadows of Liberty: from left, Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Amy Goodman, Norman Solomon, and recent Rag Radio guest Robert McChesney.

Event: Screening of ‘Shadows of Liberty’
What: Documentary film about failures of corporate journalism
When: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6-7:45 p.m.
Presented by: Texas State Employees Union
Where: TSEU Hall
Address: 1700 South First, Austin
Price: Free & open to the public

AUSTIN — A second free screening of Jean-Philippe Tremblay’s internationally acclaimed documentary film, Shadows of Liberty, is being presented by the Texas State Employees Union at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the TSEU Hall in Austin.

(In an earlier story, The Rag Blog announced a January 27 screening that took place January 27 on the UT-Austin campus.)

The award-winning film that asks why we have let a handful of powerful corporations write and manipulate the news features recent Rag Radio guest Robert McChesney, Amy Goodman, Danny Glover, former Rag Radio guest Dan Rather, and many more important journalists, activists, and scholars.

According to the film’s website,

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.

For more information see our earlier post about Shadows of Liberty.

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