Merchants of Doubt

Fine Arts Center

Merchants of Doubt PG-13 1 hr 36 min

This showing is presented by the Mayor's Council on Sustainability and co-sponsored by the Library. It is part of the McMillan Library Film Festival.

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.