Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Merchants of Doubt

With his documentary Food Inc. (Bafici, 2009), Robert Kenner had exposed the US food industry and its pleats in an abrasive, thorough, intelligent, terrifying and informed manner. Now, he repeats the operation: he takes a non-fiction book (Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming) as a base and uses it as the catalyzer for an incisive film that delivers an illustrated story of lobbyism and its greatest hits –from tobacco to the current denial of global warming, including oil companies and fireproof materials. Kenner insists on looking for needles in haystacks, and manages to do so without being indifferent to both sides: his wisdom lies on the fact that his denunciation doesn’t need to convince anyone, and yet that doesn’t diminish his power –or his reflexes. Kenner exhibits the pretense and mirror games looking for the obvious surface of the lie, but also questions –microscopically– why it seduces billions of consumers so easily. JMD


Spanish title: Mercaderes de la duda
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 96
Seconds: 0
Country:
Team:

D: Robert Kenner

G: Robert Kenner, Kim Roberts

F: Barry Berona, Don Lenzer, Jay Redmond

E: Kim Roberts

S: Jack Levy

M: Mark Adler

P: Robert Kenner, Melissa Robledo

PE: Jeff Skoll, Pierre Omidyar, Diane Weyermann

CP: Participant Media


Cast:

Naomi Oreskes, Bob Inglis, James Hansen, Stan Glantz, Marc Morano


Contact:

Sony Pictures / UIP. Cecilia ChiappanoT +54 11 4373 0261 -253  E cecilia_chiappano@uip.comW uip.com.ar


Sunday 19 - 18:00 h
ArteMultiplex Belgrano Room: 3
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Robert Kenner Estados Unidos

He was born in New York, USA, and worked as a scriptwriter, producer and filmmaker. Some of his works as as director are Russia’s Last Tsar (1994), America’s Endangered Species: Don’t Say Good-bye (1998), The American Experience (2005) and Food Inc (2008; Bafici ‘09 and nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Film cat...



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