Shadows of Liberty is a perceptive and passionate critique of the disintegrating freedoms within U.S. media and government. Highly revealing interviews and insider accounts from the likes of Julian Assange, David Simon and a raft of CBS news anchors reveal a system where journalists are prevented from pursuing controversial news stories and people are censored for speaking out against abuses of government power as the arena for public expression has been turned into a private profit zone for global media conglomerates.
Media’s extraordinary influence and power in the world forces us to ask ourselves serious questions about the world we live in. Through the stories of journalists revealing truths about our society, we learn about how the media monopoly operates and affects our society. This film is dedicated to these journalists, heroes of our time, who give their lives and freedoms for our information. Presenting these voices that are not heard or given a platform is what Shadows of Liberty is about. It is very important to this project to present news events from another perspective, that of the independent journalist. Their work highlights the injustices of corporations and governments. Their stories illustrate how differently the mainstream media presents news events and their farreaching effects on society. My hope is for more people to get a sense of how the corporate control of information in our democracy came to be. People everywhere respond and demonstrate against injustices, yet their voices are either not reported or taken into account. This film attempts to inspire change and accountability by championing the idea of an independent media where truth and integrity are the norm, and not the exception.
Jean-Phillipe Tremblay, Director
Recommended rating: cert 12.