MERCHANTS OF DOUBT (2014)
Thursday 29/10 at 21:00 @ Exile Room
Director: Robert Kenner / Country: USA / Duration: 96’
Do you believe that smoking and chemicals pose a serious threat for public health? That the global warming effect and the destruction of the environment are largely owed to human actions? Well think again, as dozens of authorities and specialists in various fields with dubious motives attempt to convince you otherwise. And the worst part is, they almost succeed! Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, “Merchants of Doubt” takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Oscar-nominated director Robert Kenner (“Food Inc.”) lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire, who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. Would you put your trust in them?
IN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES * FREE ENTRANCE