All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

See All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone at the Jewish Film Institute’s Winterfest, March 5, 11:45 a.m. at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Rick Goldsmith, Rose Aguilar, Norman Solomon and David Talbot. See below for bios, visit for more information, and the Winterfest website to purchase tickets in advance.

Rick Goldsmith (panel moderator) has been producing, directing and editing documentary films for 35 years. He received a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship from the Carter Center to aid in the production of his latest film Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw. Rick was nominated twice for Academy Awards for his feature documentaries Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press and The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Paper, both of which focus heavily on the role—and both strengths and shortcomings– of America’s news media.

Rose Aguilar is the host of “Your Call,” a daily radio show on KALW 91.7 FM, and author of “Red Highways: A Journey Into the Heartland” chronicling a 6-month trip through the so-called “red states.”  She has written for The Guardian, The Nation, Truthdig, and Al Jazeera English, is currently working on a book about older women activists and a new radio show focusing on investigative journalism.  She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association and mentor-editor for The OpEd Project, an organization that works to increase the range of voices we hear in the media.

Norman Solomon is a journalist, media critic, author and activist.  He wrote the nationally syndicated “Media Beat” weekly column from 1992 to 2009.  His dozen books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.”  A documentary film based on “War Made Easy” was released in 2007.  Solomon is the founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a consortium of policy researchers and analysts, is co-founder of the online organization, with nearly 1 million active supporters, and is a longtime associate of the media watch group FAIR– Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting.

David Talbot is a longtime San Franciscan, journalist and author.  His books include “Season of the Witch,” a history of San Francisco from the 1960s to the 1980s, and, most recently,“The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government” which was a New York Times bestseller.  David founded the pioneering online news site Salon, was an editor at the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner.  He has been published in the New Yorker, Time, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times among others, and currently writes a three-times-a-week column for the San Francisco Chronicle.


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