Rocky River, OH — On MONDAY, JUNE 1, at 7:00 PM at the West Shore UU Church (20401 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, OH 44116) the Shadows of Liberty USA Screening & Media Reform Action Tour will come to town for a special screening sponsored Cleveland Move to Amend, Common Cause Ohio, DocFactory, the Northeast Ohio AFSC, the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild-CWA, Local 1, Ohio AFL-CIO, Progress Ohio, Veterans For Peace-NE Ohio Chapter 39, and the West Shore Unitarian University Church.
The documentary film Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.
Filmmaker and film contributors are available for interviews between now and the screening. For more information and to review a film screener, call Debra at 720-917-4900 or email Debra@docfactory.org
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.
This is a free event, with donations greatly appreciated.
About the Sponsors:
Cleveland Move to Amend is part of the national MTA coalition, which seeks a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would abolish corporate “personhood” and money defined as “free speech.” It currently is working on collecting signatures for a citizens initiative that would place on the November 2016 ballot a call for Congress to pass the MTA constitutional amendment.
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that serves the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard in the political process. In this spirit, Common Cause serves as an independent voice for change and a watchdog against corruption and abuse of power.
DocFactory was created in 2005 to produce independent documentary films to bring awareness and inspire change for important social issues worldwide. DocFactory creates films that break the mould and reveal important stories that focus on injustices. DocFactory is also committed to innovative, strategic outreach campaigns.
Northeast Ohio AFSC educates, advocates and organizes around issues of political and economic justice. This includes the national Move to Amend proposed constitutional amendment to abolish corporate “personhood” and money defined as “free speech;” sane and humane federal, state, and local budget priorities and tax and monetary policies; and creating and nurturing local economic alternatives.
The Northeast Ohio Newspaper works to improve the working conditions and advance the economic interests of our members.
ProgressOhio is Ohio’s largest progressive, state-based 501(c)(4). In addition to communicating directly with our 300,000+ members, we serve as a non-profit progressive messaging and earned media hub to hundreds of partner groups. Our mission is to promote progressive solutions, correct right-wing misinformation, and hold public leaders accountable, helping make an Ohio that works for everyone.
Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences and lifting our voices. We inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. Our network is comprised of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, and most significantly, working to end all wars.
West Shore Church: Our vision is to inspire more people to lead lives of meaning and purpose. We do this by providing: transcendent worship; a nurturing, inclusive community; lifespan faith development; service to others within our congregation, our local community and the world beyond; and by spreading the news of Unitarian Universalism and our church.