Shadows of Liberty documentary makes Charlottesville debut on May 19
On Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at Bridge Progressive Arts (209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville) the Shadows of Liberty USA Screening & Media Reform Action Tour will come to town for a special screening sponsored by Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, the Green Party of Virginia, Virginia AFL-CIO, Virginia Organizing, and WTJU Radio 91.1 FM.
The documentary film 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 including Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Norman Solomon, Bob Bear, Roberta Baskin, John MacArthur, Daniel Ellsberg, Janine Jackson, Chris Hedges, Robert McChesney, Kristina Borjesson and John Nichols 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.
Shadows of Liberty is dedicated to the journalists and information freedom fighters, the heroes of our time, who dedicate their lives to our right to freedom of information – the central pillar of a free society. Shadows of Liberty provides a platform for voices that have been silenced and in doing so, attempts to inspire change and accountability. This film champions the idea of an independent media where truth and integrity are the norm, not the exception.
After the screening, there will be a panel discussion.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.