March 22, 2013 10:55am
Project Censored members Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar, local real estate professionals and family men of the suburban Sonoma, have written and directed a film about Project Censored that will be premiering at the Sonoma Film Festival on April 12th.
Hecker and Oscar have made it their goal, alongside the media watchdog group started by Carl Jensen at Sonoma State University, to return journalism to be used ethically as a means of educating the voting public with honest, need-to-know stories. With their film, they hope to ignite a grassroots effort to take back control of the media and make sure those stories that are under-reported, ignored by the media, or covered up all together are heard by the public.
In the article “Digging for the truth” on Petaluma360, Sehldon Bermont lays out the films main points:
• Abandon complacency concerning potential threats to our ability to be informed citizens; turn off corporate media, referred to by Hecker and Oscar as “Junk Food News”
• Research and experience alternate media. Hecker and Oscar listed their recommended top five in this category as KPFA Radio, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, the BBC, Russian Televisoin (RTN) and Al Jazeera.
To learn more about the film premier, or the festival being held April 10-April 14, go to the festival website.Project Censored Film Premier April 12, 2013 Sonoma Film Festival Sebastiani Theater