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All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

Sat, Feb 18 / 3 pm
Thu, Feb 23 / 9 pm
Fri, Feb 24 / 7 pm
Sat, Feb 25 / 3 pm
Sun, Feb 26 / 7 pm
Directed by Fred Peabody
2016, Canada, 91 min

Independent journalists like Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Matt Taibbi are changing the face of journalism, providing investigative, adversarial alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets. Our cameras follow as they expose government and corporate deception – just as the ground-breaking independent journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago. Featuring Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, Carl Bernstein, David Corn, John Carlos Frey, Ana Kasparian, Michael Moore, Ralph Nader, Nermeen Shaikh, and Cenk Uygur.

Following the Saturday, February 18,  3 pm screening there will be discussion on contemporary journalism and covering the government.

Panelists include:

Mary Agnes Welch joined Probe Research, Manitoba’s best-known public opinion and market research firm, in April. Before that, she spent 14 years at the Winnipeg Free Press, covering city hall, the Legislature and public policy. She’s a graduate of Columbia University and a former national president of the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Stephanie Taylor 
Stephanie Taylor covers city hall for the Winnipeg daily paper Metro Winnipeg. Born in Manitoba’s capital, she holds a degree in art history from the University of Winnipeg and a degree in journalism from the University of King’s College. She’s reported extensively on local politics for the past three years.

Sig Laser
Sig follows the media closely. He is a former Executive Assistant to Howard Pawley (1983-85), a Provincial NDP Candidate (St Vital, 1995) and served in both the Doer and Selinger Governments (2000 – 2012) in a variety of departments. These included Procurement Services, Culture, Conservation and a Cabinet Committee.

Doug Smith
Author of the book Joe Zuken: Citizen and Socialist, former night desk producer for CBC Information radio (Nov of 1981-Aug of 1984) Winnipeg correspondent for Macleans 1986-89, Doug was recently (2009-2015) a senior writer for the  Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Cecil Rosner, moderator is the managing editor for CBC Manitoba. He has four decades experience in Canadian print, broadcast and online journalism. He is the author of Behind the Headlines: A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada (Oxford University Press) He has won numerous awards for his journalism over the years, including Micheners, Geminis and prizes at the New York and Columbus film and TV festivals.

 

Reviews

A damning indictment of mainstream media. Featuring footage from the last six decades, All Governments Lie is a timely, convincing documentary that will cause audiences to question what they see and read. - LA Times
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