All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

2016 | Canada | NR | 91 min.


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Film Info
Section:Foreign Documentary
Cinema Salon
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Release Year:2016
Runtime:91 min.
Production Country:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Fred Peabody
Produced by:Jeff Cohen
Andrew Munger
Steve Ord
Peter Raymont
Cinematography:John Westheuser
Editing By:Jim Munro
James Yates


Independent journalist I.F. Stone built a legacy uncovering the deception of the powers that be, inspiring generations of maverick journalists to do the same. Using archival footage and new interviews, this sobering doc is less a portrait of the legendary news figure than it is a critique of the mainstream media and a call to arms for the necessarily adversarial relationship of journalists to government. In light of the 2016 presidential election, Stone’s work is the type of reporting we need more than ever. Writers like Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman, and others are shown following in Stone’s footsteps, which are traced backwards to McCarthyism and forward through the Vietnam and Iraq Wars. This debut from TV news veteran Fred Peabody, which also features an appearance by Michael Moore, is an invigorating reminder about the vital importance of calling out the powerful, and giving voice to the powerless.

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