SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE

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"SHADOWS OF LIBERTY"
Marquee Theater, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 7PM

An artistic and perceptive journey through the dark corridors of the broken US media system, "SHADOWS OF LIBERTY reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. 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. Why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news? We’re left in no doubt – media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental.

Following the film, join a discussion led by Bob McChesney (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

View a trailer of "SHADOWS OF LIBERTY" here.

Co-sponsored by The Progressive Magazine, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, the Center for Media and Democracy and WORT 89.9fm.

SOCIAL CINEMA explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  The series is free and open to all.  

The 2013 Social Cinema Film Series is made possible by a grant from the Evjue Foundation and is supported by the Edgewood College COR Program. The series is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee. For the complete 2013 lineup, visit havenssocialcinema.org