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Eye-popping documentary Merchants of Doubt comes to Nelson

By Contributor
March 26th, 2017

The Nelson community has the opportunity to view the eye-opening and entertaining documentary film Merchants of Doubt. The film will be shown on Thursday March 30, 7:00 pm at the Expressions Theatre Café in Nelson (554 Ward St). Admission by donation.

Merchants of Doubt exposes the campaign to confuse the public and discredit climate science.

Directed by award-winning documentarian Robert Kenner (“Food, Inc.”), the film investigates the shadowy world of professional skeptics, “experts” for hire, whose services are bought and paid for by corporations and think tanks to cast doubt on climate change.

“In this era of misinformation and ‘alternative’ facts, it is crucial to understand how we can be tricked, and to consider ways we can join together to empower each other as concerned citizens,” says Laura Sacks, who leads the local chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Following the screening, will be an opportunity to discuss the film. We will explore how to identify misinformation and how to connect effectively with those who may have been swayed by misinformation. 

“Democracy works best when the public knows when they are being manipulated. It is impossible to make effective laws against those who try to manipulate us. Our only solution is to be discerning and critical. I am a proud sponsor of this event as the movie will be a catalyst for discussion and it is through interaction that we grow.” says Nelson Becker, owner of Expressions Theatre.

The film is brought to the community by a collaboration between Expressions Theatre and Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-partisan organization who create the political will for a livable world by empowering individuals to experience breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power. The event is co-sponsored by the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

The film’s trailer and other information can be found at:

For more information, contact Laura Sacks at, (250) 399-4313, or Nelson Becker at

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