Doors open 6:30pm. Discussion to follow the movie screening. Here is the link to RSVP: http://prod3.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=167178~163a5c15-c3ae-4635-ba12-bbe995cbeb29&&utm_source=November+10%2C+2015&utm_campaign=11%2F10%2F15&utm_medium=email
Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT 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 about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. “It’s not the science that’s affecting us. I mean the science is pretty clear. It’s something else that’s causing this rejection . . . the reason we need the science to be wrong is that otherwise we see that we need to change. That’s really a hard pill to swallow.” – Congressman Bob Inglis (R, South Carolina).
This screening is made possible by the School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota.