TRUTH, DECEPTION, AND THE SPIRIT OF I.F. STONE

Official Selection, TIFF 2016
Official Selection, TIFF 2016

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We don't have state media in the United States. But if we had it. how would it be any different?
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They say we are engaged in a war on terror, but the policies just result in more terror.
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We found mass graves in the United States, 200 bodies.
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If you want to be a truth teller, you’re going to be a liability to the mainstream press.
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When was the last time you heard the CNN say 'The pentagon has lied'?
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It's very important to have empathy and solidarity for the suffering of refugees
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The more power someone wields, the more journalistic accountability and scrutiny they need.
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There won't be any more independent media in Canada if the government is allowed to basically make us an arm of the state.
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Conventional wisdom the enemy of good reporting.
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Good journalism today has the state in its crosshairs.
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The media has spent decades turning the news into a consumer business.
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There’s only two types of reporters: those who care and those who don’t. Most of them don’t care.
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Independent journalists like Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Matt Taibbi are changing the face of journalism, providing investigative, adversarial alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets. Our cameras follow as they expose government and corporate deception – just as the ground-breaking independent journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago.

Featuring: Carl Bernstein, Noam Chomsky, David Corn, John Carlos Frey, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Chris Hedges, Ana Kasparian, Michael Moore, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Scahill, Nermeen Shaikh, Matt Taibbi, and Cenk Uygur

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone is produced by White Pine Pictures in association with Super Channel and Société Radio-Canada with the participation of Canada Media Fund and The Ontario Media Development Corporation with the generous assistance of The Park Foundation and The Knight Foundation/Catalytic Diplomacy

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone is a sponsored project of IFP (www.IFP.org)

FRED PEABODY

Fred Peabody is an Emmy-winning journalist and filmmaker whose credits include seven years as a producer-director on the acclaimed CBC investigative program “the fifth estate”. In 2003 he was Supervising Producer on “Perfect Illusions”, a PBS documentary about eating disorders in young women. His film on the childhood exploitation of the Dionne quintuplets was nominated for an Emmy in 1998, and he won an Emmy in 1989 for a film about wild horses rescued from starvation and abuse.

PETER RAYMONT

Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, journalist and writer Peter Raymont has produced and directed more than 100 documentary films and series during his 43 year career. Raymont's films are informed with a passion for human rights and social justice, and are regularly broadcast on TV networks worldwide. Many of Raymont’s films expose flaws and weaknesses in the mainstream news media.

His documentary feature, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire won the 2005 Sundance Festival Audience Award for World Cinema Documentaries, and the 2007 Emmy Award for Best Documentary. Raymont's 2007 documentary feature A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, was short-listed for an Academy award.

JEFF COHEN

Jeff Cohen is founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College in New York. He is the former Senior Producer of the Phil Donahue show at MSNBC. Cohen has been a consultant and/or interviewee on many award-winning documentaries, including “Shadows of Liberty”, “War Made Easy” and “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism”. He is the founder of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, a leading U.S. media watchdog group.