Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.
Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming 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, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news? Media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental.
Jean-Philippe is from Jonquière, Québec. His first feature film as writer, director, & producer is Shadows Of Liberty, it’s been presented in 40 International film festivals, it toured independently in all 50 US States, it was distributed in 25 territories, & nominated for a number of awards including most valuable documentary of the year at Cinema For Peace, Berlin, Germany, 2013. Jean-Philippe graduated with a B.A. Law and Film Studies from Carleton University 1995, & in 2006 he completed an MA Film Production at the London Film School where his graduation film was selected at the 50th London Film Festival. The Canada Arts Council awarded him intensive film apprenticeship grant at the S.A.W. Video Media Arts Centre & in 1998 he was awarded a JumpstART grant for his short film Rock Bottom Fill. Jean-Philippe was a motion picture professional grip & gaffer from 1998 to 2001. In 1996 he created an independent documentary project entitled Journey with his extensive travels through South East Asia, and later through South America, & Pakistan. Jean-Philippe runs Studio De Grand-Pré collective from Montreal with his wife & photographer, Liv Mann, and their baby boy, Janou.
Cantagallo studied film at Harvard University and the London Film School. Dan expanded his thesis project and collaborated with his brother to make a feature documentary, No Outlet. He has worked on numerous shorts, music videos, and documentaries including the award-winning Operation Filmmaker and Benny The Bum. He worked as a screenwriter and editor in Los Angeles. Dan is Senior VP with Cargo Film & Releasing.
Jafa’s cinematography includes, Daughters of the Dust, Julie Dash, (for which he won the cinematography award at the Sundance Film Festival; Seven Songs for Malcolm X, John Akomfrah; Crooklyn, Spike Lee, Conakry Kas, Manthia Diawara, Meet the Eye, Aida Ruilova.
His writing has been published in various publications such as Black Popular Culture, edited by Gina Dent and Everything But the Burden, edited by Greg Tate.
He has exhibited art at the Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art; Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since, Contemporary Art Museum-Houston, Texas.
He has directed several films including Slowly This, Tree, Deshotten 1.0.
Award-winning film editor specialising in fictional and documentary features. Credits include Senna, McLibel, Homeland, Drowned Out. Senna was awarded two Cinema BAFTAs – Best Documentary and Best Editing.
Jenhudson has a dual career as a film composer and a psychiatrist. He scored the BAFTA-nominated Love You Joseff Hughes, and has written music for numerous other award-winning films. In 2011 Tandis composed the soundtrack for the feature-length film Little Stars of Bethlehem, narrated by Stephen Fry.