October 28th, 2017, 2:15pm – 3:45pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L13 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue
As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a nonpolitical, life-long US Democrat to an angry right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely. Her father is part of a much broader demographic. Through interviews with media luminaries, cognitive linguists, grassroots activists such as Noam Chomsky, George Lakoff and others, the film unravels the plan to shift the USA to the right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. This documentary will shine a light on how it happened and continues to happen. What responsibility do governments have to keep the airwaves truly fair, accurate and accountable to the truth?