(Previously) Sunday 8 November 2015 Screening, 10.20 for 11am

A Fairtrade film, UK 2015 [E], 13 mins

We see a 45 year old farmer and father of seven (Edson), in Malawi, picking tea with his wife, spending time with his children and meeting other farmers to discuss farming techniques in his role as chairman of Sukambizi Association Trust. The members invested in a motorbike for the chairman to reach more farmers to train them in better agricultural practices. There’s also an ambulance the farmers decided to buy with the Premium, which Edson reveals saves his children’s’ lives when they get Malaria. The Premium will fund a new school, which will be closer to home.  

Jean-Philippe Tremblay, USA, 2012, [advised PG], 93 mins

Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay journeys through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. 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.  Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, the film poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news?

Discussion led by: Ann Field, Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom
Gavin MacFadyen, Director, Centre for Investigative Journalism, Media and Communications, Goldsmith University of  London, and David Harrold, of the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign.

Screenings are at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL.
Nearest tube: Warren Street.  Overground: Euston.   
Buses: 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 73, 88, 134, 205, 390.  
Booking information: tickets are available from 10.20 am on the day and may not be booked in advance.
Admission £10, concessions £8.  Annual members £6/£4.  Sorry no credit cards. 
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