|Project Censored to screen film on media Nov. 15
Each year, Project Censored staff collect, vet and publish a book of the top 25 most censored stories in Sonoma County. A new film, “Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News,” brings the stories to life and will be screened at the Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma campus on Friday, Nov. 15, from 7-9 p.m.
The film profiles SSU’s journalism initiative examining the most censored stories in America. Following a viewing of the film, viewers will be able to engage the directors in a question-and-answer session.
Project Censored seeks to teach both students and media consumers about the role of a free press in society and the dangers of big corporate media. The film premiered at the Sonoma International Film Festival earlier this year and, with hundreds being turned away from scheduled screenings, additional showings were scheduled to accommodate demand. More information about the Media Freedom Foundation, which began as a project of the SSU sociology department, is available at www.projectcensored.org.
The film event is free to students with SRJC identification, and $10 donations will also be accepted at the screening. The Carol L. Ellis auditorium, where the film will be screened, is located on 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway in Petaluma.
There will be a $4 on campus parking fee. Proceeds from the fundraiser support the Petaluma Film Alliance and Project Censored.