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01 Apr 0 Comment

VIEWERS HAVE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO WATCH AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “TRUST ME” ON PUBLIC TELEVISION

VIEWERS HAVE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO WATCH AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “TRUST ME” ON PUBLIC TELEVISION LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2022 — The timely new “Trust Me,” film exposes problems caused by society’s lack of media literacy and offers solutions. Public television stations across the country continue to address how mis- and disinformation are affecting society by scheduling premiers and repeats of “Trust Me” to reach 84% market coverage in the U.S. this year. The film brings awareness of the need for media literacy to combat polarization, threats to democracy, medica


01 Feb 0 Comment

Medical Misinformation – Anti-Vaccination

Medical Misinformation – Anti-Vaccination: Auckland, New Zealand – The Williams Family “It’s ironic that when your child is suffering and facing death, you entrust the medical professionals to heal him… but we didn’t trust them with the tetanus vaccine, which would have prevented his suffering in the first place.” – Ian Williams.  We first met the Williams family when our film crew was researching stories of online medical misinformation.  Though we uncovered dozens of heartbreaking stories due to anti-vaxx conspiracies, the Williams’ stole our hearts. Ian and Lin


28 Jan 0 Comment

Social Pressure and Bullying

Social Pressure and Bullying: Durango, Colorado, USA – Mountain Middle School Rosemary Smith, author “It was already a mean enough time going through middle and high school, back in the day, now throw gasoline on the fire, and throw a phone in there. The bullying doesn’t stop when the bell rings,” says Shane Voss, Principal – Mountain Middle School. “Kids don’t have the ability to escape from that… they’re always connected,” intones Joanna Michel, parent. Voss further sites, “Kids are saying things they’d never say face-to-face.  Things like ‘Go kill y


26 Jan 0 Comment

Building Trust Through Truth

Anxiety. Depression. Substance Abuse. Suicidology.  Why are these debilitating mental health disorders on the rise while poverty, famine, crime, war, and conflict are on the decline?  When we are provided with the empirical truths that today may be one of the greatest times to be alive, we remain skeptical.  Yet, facts from credible scientists, journalists, researchers, and psychologists prove the trendlines are positive. “There can be no question of which was the greatest era for culture; the answer has to be today, until it is superseded by tomorrow.” –  Steven Pinker, Enlighten


22 Jan 0 Comment

Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression: Washington, DC, USA  Rosemary Smith, author Who do we want to regulate what we can say? The Government? Social Media Platforms? Extremists? In the United States, the First Amendment to the Constitution prevents government from making laws that prohibit free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, press, or the right to petition. It was adopted December 15, 1791 and has stood the test of time and the courts as one of the ten amendments that compose the Bill of Rights.   “Freedom of press, speech, and religion… any limitations on that freedom to express