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TELL THE TRUTH AND RUN: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS
(111 min) US
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Director/Producer: Rick Goldsmith
Executive Producer: Bill Jersey

Description:

During an 80-year career, newsman George Seldes spoke truth to power—whether dictators, generals, industrialists or newspaper publishers.  Through Seldes's encounters with Lenin, Mussolini, J. Edgar Hoover and the "Lords of the Press," Tell the Truth and Run provides a gripping journey through the Twentieth Century and a piercing look at censorship and suppression in America's news media.  Seldes at 98 years old is remarkably engaging, witty and impassioned.  With Ralph Nader, Ben Bagdikian, Victor Navasky, Daniel Ellsberg, Nat Hentoff, Morton Mintz, Marian Seldes and Jeff Cohen of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).  Narrated by Susan Sarandon with the late Ed Asner as the voice of Seldes's writings.

Biography:

Rick Goldsmith's mission is to tell stories that encourage social engagement and active participation in community life and the democratic process, and to stimulate young minds to question the world around them. Rick is currently directing and producing Stripped for Parts: American Journalism at the Crossroads. Goldsmith is a two-time Academy Award nominee. He co-produced and co-directed (with Judith Ehrlich) The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, an Academy-Award nominee for Best Feature Documentary, an Emmy nominee, and winner of a George Foster Peabody award. Goldsmith also co-produced and co-directed (with Abby Ginzberg) and edited the acclaimed Everyday Heroes, a behind-the-headlines look at AmeriCorps and a provocative look at youth, race and national service. Goldsmith is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS); and Writers Guild of America, West.

Bill Jersey is a producer and director with 40 years of experience, Emmys, Oscar Nominations, and two Peabody’s. He is known for The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (2002), Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren (1989) and A Time for Burning (1967).

Contact Information:

w: ​​https://kovnocommunications.org/
e: rgoldfilm@gmail.com



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