In the 60s, the weekly column of US journalist I.F. Stone defined an era of exposing the government’s corruption and lies. In current times, when the big media are part of media empires submitted to the interests of governments and corporations, reclaiming the figure of I.F. Stone is more necessary than ever.
The main characters in the story, a new generation of investigative journalists from independent media in the US, reclaim his legacy and defend the citizens’ rights to access information that is free from interferences, verified, and honest.
The documentary puts a face and gives a voice to names behind thorny topics such as the Snowden case, the communal graves at the Mexico border, or the violation of citizens’ right to privacy. Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, Amy Goodman and Michael Moore, amongst others, offer their testimony in a documentary produced by Oliver Stone.
Alfred Peabody is an Emmy-winning journalist and filmmaker whose credits include seven years as a producer-director on the acclaimed CBC investigative program The fifth estate. In 2003 he was Supervising Producer on Perfect Illusions, a PBS documentary about eating disorders in young women. His film on the childhood exploitation of the Dionne quintuplets was nominated for an Emmy in 1998, and he won an Emmy in 1989 for a film about wild horses rescued from starvation and abuse.