About the Film
This eye-opening documentary 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. A compelling expose of how news is created and by whom, Merchants of Doubt will encourage you to ask potent questions.
On Sunday night, the film will be followed by a panel discussion with local climate change experts.
Matt Abbott, Environmental Project Manager, Park City Municipal Corp
Tyler Poulson, Sustainability Program Manager, DIVISION of SUSTAINABILITY and the ENVIRONMENT, SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION
Brian Mcinerney, Hydrologist, National Weather Service
Dr. Rob Davies, Utah Climate Center, Utah State University
Moderator: Lynn Ware Peek, KPCW