After the Black Lives Matter vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At , the film will be shown with a discussion to follow. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.
Shadows of Liberty [United Kingdom, 2012], directed by Jean-Philippe Tremblay, examines the impact of corporate media and concentration of media ownership on journalism and the news. It is based on the book “The Media Monopoly” by Ben Bagdikian. The film’s title is borrowed from a Thomas Paine quote: "When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon." The film portrays mainstream media, as controlled by fewer and larger conglomerates that exercise extraordinary political, social and economic power. Enjoy interviews with Amy Goodman, Julian Assange, Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg and others.