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WMPG and Local Sprouts Cooperative present a screening of the social justice documentary “Shadows of Liberty” to benefit WMPG

WMPG, Southern Maine’s Community Radio station, in partnership with Local Sprouts Cooperative, will present a screening of an acclaimed social justice documentary about corporate control of the mass media. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit WMPG.

In “Shadows of Liberty” filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay explores the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. 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?

The film features the voices of Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Dick Gregory, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Chris Hedges and many more.

WHEN:  Monday, June 9, doors at 6 p.m., film at 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Local Sprouts Cooperative, 649 Congress St., Portland ME

CONTACT:  Lisa Bunker, programdirector@wmpg.org

TICKETS:  $12 in advance through brownpapertickets.com; $15 at the door

TRAILER:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SAUborWbPw

More information about the film can be found at www.shadowsofliberty.org and www.facebook.com/ShadowsofLiberty.

WMPG is a volunteer-driven non-profit community radio station broadcasting 24 hours per day from the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. WMPG broadcasts an eclectic schedule of programming, which includes music of many genres, local public affairs, and news, all free from corporate influence. Local listeners, businesses and organizations provide a large portion of the funding for WMPG.

To learn more about WMPG, Southern Maine Community Radio, contact Program Director Lisa Bunker at 780-4598 or programdirector@wmpg.org, or visit wmpg.org.