SATURDAY, OCT 19 6pm at the BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER
How far can Right-wing media go to brainwash elderly Americans? Filmmaker Jen Senko looks at the rise of Right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, moderate Kennedy Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio. In trying to understand how this happened, Senko spoke with media luminaries and grassroots activists such as Noam Chomsky, Jeff Cohen, Claire Conner and Carol Wallin from STOPRUSH, who unravel a strategy to shift the country to the Right through media manipulation. The result has led to fewer voices, less diversity of opinion, and massive intentional misinformation. The film shines a light on how it happened (and is still happening). Learn more here
A short film, MediaOcracy, will precede the feature
2016 / 90 min /
A panel discussion after the film will include participants from the IU Media School and Ivy Tech Community College, along with filmmaker Jen Senko via SKYPE.
This film is cosponsored by 13 nonprofit groups and is aimed at raising awareness about the insidious nature of facts mixed with false or half-truths. Those groups are: Reverse Citizens United; Monroe County Branch of the NAACP; Bloomington Peace Action Coalition; Citizens for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel; Time to Choose Coalition; Democracy for Monroe County; Limestone Post Magazine; UU Racial Justice Task Force; Libertarian Party of Monroe County; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Bloomington Friends Meeting; and City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs.