Merchants of Doubt
Directed by Robert Kenner
Starring Patricia Callahan, Matthew Crawford, Stanton A. Glantz and Katharine Heyhoe
Spin doctors spread misinformation and confusion among American citizens to delay progress on such important issues as global climate change.
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★★★★ review by brat pitt on Letterboxd
★★★★★ review by grace on Letterboxd
genuinely one of the best, most fascinating documentaries i've ever seen. introduced the issue of climate change denial in a unique light.
★★★½ review by Shaun Munro on Letterboxd
An interesting critique of doubt-mongers and, rather ironically, a film that promotes the very notion of doubting information you receive on both sides of the spectrum.
What I liked most about the film was that it blurred political lines and didn't simply say "liberals are right, conservatives are wrong". Also the sheer sociopathy on display from some of the well-minted liars is extremely disturbing.
★★★★ review by grag on Letterboxd
A "Capitalism vs. Science" documentary.
Well done and definitely still relevant 4 years later.
★★★★★ review by Savannah Geary on Letterboxd
I had to watch this for a class, which I think speaks to how well my graduate program fits me because this is easily now one of my favorite films.
This is the best illustration of how climate scientists do science and climate deniers do PR. It's brilliantly paced, a visual treat, and an intellectual journey.
Please watch it.
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