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New Doc Exposes the ‘Experts’ Peddling Misinformation About Global Warming


In an interview with Wired magazine, director Robert Kenner discusses Participant’s upcoming documentary Merchants of Doubt. Wired calls the film “an urgent cry for people to confront scientific misinformation, and it finds Kenner at the peak of his abilities."

New Doc Exposes the ‘Experts’ Peddling Misinformation About Global Warming

Wired  - February 26, 2015

By Brendan Klinkenberg

 

Documentaries have found new visibility in recent years, thanks to the rise of streaming services, but the same doesn't hold for the people who make them. Fortunately, Robert Kenner is an exception. For more than 30 years, the award-winning director of Two Days in October and Food, Inc. has been one of the few acknowledged masters of the form, distilling sprawling, unwieldy topics into concise, compelling films. His latest, March's Merchants of Doubt, pillories the “scientific experts” maintaining that cigarettes don't cause cancer or that global warming is a myth. It's an urgent cry for people to confront scientific misinformation, and it finds Kenner at the peak of his abilities.

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