Magazine article Screen International

Masked Crusader

Magazine article Screen International

Masked Crusader

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Julian Assange - the so-called 'cyber terrorist' behind WikiLeaks - was among guests participating in a Q&A (wearing a mask!) following a BAFTA screening of documentary Shadows Of Liberty.

The film, by Canadian filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay, is an unflinching exploration of the corporate media monopoly in American journalism.

Produced by DocFactory, the film features several extraordinary testimonies by former journalists who claim their bosses deliberately subverted the reporting of investigative stories in order to appease their corporate owners.

A large cast of contributors make an appearance throughout, including journalist and author Pratap Chatterjee (who also participated in the Q&A alongside Assange and Tremblay), actor Danny Glover, and former CBS news anchor Dan Rather.

One thing the film does seem to lack is any sense of forward action - how can people who have been motivated by the film strive make a difference? …

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