Merchants of Doubt

"A well-crafted documentary. It makes a potent, urgent case against the merchants of doubt who play games with the planet's future."
Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 96 mins.
Year: 2014

CREDITS

CAST
Stanton A. Glantz ()
Matthew Crawford ()
Patricia Callahan ()
DIRECTED BY
Robert Kenner

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Patricia Callahan. Photo by Barry Berona, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Stanton Glantz. Photo by Jon Else, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
James Hansen. Photo by Don Lenzer, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Katherine Hayhoe. Photo by Svetlana Cvetko, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Bob Inglis. Photo by Don Lenzer, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Michael Mann. Photo by Svetlana Cvetko, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Marc Morano. Photo by Don Lenzer, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
William O’Keefe. Photo by Don Lenzer, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Naomi Oreskes. Photo by Barry Berona, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
John Passacantando. Photo by Don Lenzer, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Tim Phillips. Photo by Don Lenzer, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Sam Roe. Photo by Barry Berona, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Ben Santer. Photo by Jon Else, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Michael Shermer. Photo by Barry Berona, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Fred Singer. Photo by Barry Berona, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Jamy Ian Swiss. Photo by Jay Redmond, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
James Taylor. Photo by Svetlana Cvetko, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
James Hansen. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Patricia Callahan. Photo by Barry Berona, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
From left to right: Vladimir Putin and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
From left to right: ExxonMobil Corporation's Chairman and Chief-Executive-Officer (CEO) Rex Tillerson, ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO James Mulva, Chevron Corpo-ration's Chairman and CEO David O'Reilly, Valero Energy Corporation's CEO Bill Klesse, Shell Oil Company's President John Holmeister and BP America Incorporated's President and CEO Ross Pillari. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Director Robert Kenner. Photo by Jay Redmon, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.