The documentary Merchants of Doubt tells the story of how a cadre of influential scientists with extensive political connections ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established knowledge about subjects from tobacco to climate change.
This documentary takes audiences on a satirically comedic yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner 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.
This free screening, presented by the First Amendment Committee of Indivisible Berkeley, will be followed by discussion.
Sun June 18, 7 – 9 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St., Berkeley
Free (donations accepted)
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