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Shadows of Liberty

LSE Arts/London International Documentary Festival gala screening

Jean-Phillipe Tremblay's Shadows of Liberty is a documentary feature-film examining the media crisis in the United States. The film takes a harrowing journey through the dark corridors of the American media landscape where massive corporations exercise extraordinary political and economic power.

Artfully mixing interviews, actuality, reconstructions, and archive material, we'll hear insider accounts from a broken media system, where journalists are prevented from pursuing controversial news stories, citizens are censored for speaking out against abuses of government power, and individual lives have been shattered as the arena for public expression has been turned into a private profit zone.

On the opening night of the London International Documentary Festival 2012, this will be the film's world premiere. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film's director Jean-Phillipe Tremblay, POLIS director Charlie Beckett and others to be confirmed.

The LIDF is the UK’s largest documentary festival. Running each year for over a week, it takes place at many venues across London and offers an unprecedented snapshot of the contemporary world as seen through the preoccupations of documentary filmmakers. Alongside established names like Martin Scorsese and Steve Soderberg, the festival also presents the best emerging talent from around the globe.

The films are always both pretext and context for discussion. Always entertaining, moving, and provocative. The LIDF adopts a questioning, critical attitude to the cultural, social and political issues of the day, engaging with filmmakers, their subjects, academics, cultural commentators, and our audience to create a highly distinct public forum for dialogue and interaction.

The LIDF 2012| runs from 24th May to 2nd June at various venues. There will be a another LIDF screening at LSE on Monday 28 May, Back to Earth (Retour sur Terre).


Mr Charlie Beckett | talks
Jean-Phillipe Tremblay | talks


Date and Time:

24 May 2012 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
Lincoln's Inn Fields

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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Available from:

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.

Members of the public, LSE staff, students and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on this listing after 10pm on Tuesday 15 May until at least 12noon on Wednesday 16 May. If at 12noon we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated.

LSE students and staff are also able to collect one ticket per person from the New Academic Building SU shop, located on the Kingsway side of the building from 10.00am on Wednesday 16 May. These tickets are available on a first come, first come basis.

Event weblisting: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2012/05/20120524t1900vSZT.aspx

Additional Information:

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