Watch: 'Merchants of Doubt' Doc Trailer About the Art of Propaganda
This is a must see documentary that will open your eyes to the insane world of propaganda that surrounds everyone here. Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the official trailer for the doc Merchants of Doubt, from director Robert Kenner (of Food, Inc. previously), that looks at the "pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change." Essentially, it sheds light on the various lobbyists and corporations that fight endlessly to deny facts in order to maintain a political/financial agenda in their favor. I'm quoted in the trailer as I saw this in Telluride. The most interesting connection I can make: remember the group of lobbyists from Jason Reitman's Thank You for Smoking? This is about the real life version of that group. They do really exist.
Here's the trailer for Robert Kenner's documentary Merchants of Doubt, in high def via Apple:
Description from Apple: Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes & 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, silvertongued 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. This documentary first premiered at the Telluride, TIFF and New York Film Festivals last fall. Sony Pictures Classics will release Merchants of Doubt in limited theaters starting March 6th this winter. For more info visit the official website. We highly recommend watching this doc.