This Month With Meaningful Movies at
Cascade Park Community Library
Our documentary, “Shadows of Liberty, reviews the history of media in our country and how new technologies have changed the landscape of information delivery over the years. It reveals the forces which have been brought to bear to change the fundamental purpose in some parts of that landscape from informing the public to entertainment and promotion of special interest agendas. We believe that both conservative and liberal members of our audience will leave with a the perspective that major outlets of news in our country are neither liberal nor conservative, but something else, which is never discussed within those outlets.
When we have our Community Conversation the following week, we will be able to hear from a panel of media personnel about how they were attracted to their work and the challenges they face in today's media climate. There will also be an opportunity for sharing reactions to the documentary and asking questions of the panel.
However, gaining a better understanding is only the beginning. One of the major conclusions of the documentary is that independent local media is critically important to maintaining a functioning democracy. We hope our audience will leave with a renewed commitment to utilize and support our local media infrastructure and a few ideas of how to evaluate and distinguish between reliable news sources designed to inform and information with another purpose.
Panelists for the event are: John Hill, Metro Desk Editor at The Columbian,
Jim Demmon, the manager of the Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV), and Susan Galaviz who championed the establishment of KXRW FM radio here in Vancouver. We are hoping for a fourth panelist but must await word about his scheduling.
When: November 9th at 6:00PM (doors open at 5:30PM) for the screening;
and November 16th at the same hours for the Community Conversation.
Where: Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684
Accomodations: There is no admission charge; pizza and water are provided; free will donations are accepted to help cover food cost.