The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on public health, environmental science, and other issues affecting the quality of life. With Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Sam Roe.
Merchants of Doubt. Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change. Participant¹s current documentary projects include Laura Poitras's Citizenfour, Margaret Brown's The Great Invisible, Marc Silver's 3 1/2 Minutes, Robert Kenner's Merchants of Doubt, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence, Jessica Yu¹s Misconception, Davis Guggenheim's film on Malala and Bernardo Ruiz's film on the drug wars. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. Directed by Robert Kenner. Watched for a grad school class I'm taking on Green Politics and public policy. Was interesting that they started off with past examples of this type of organized deception campaign (essentially), smoking being the big one. Kenner doesn’t waste time proving, in this terse, brilliantly argued movie, that climate change is happening or that our dependence on fossil fuels has a causal relationship to it. Memorable quote of the film: "Doubt is our product" Really terrific documentary. The subject of Robert Kenner’s documentary Merchants of Doubt is the catastrophe of global climate change, which is engulfing us even faster than predicted.