Shadows of Liberty reveals the phenomenal truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. The documentary takes a journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power.
The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. The film presents 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, Shadows of Liberty is a documentary film that poses a crucial question: 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.