“A damning indictment of mainstream media.”

LA Times

“In an era of disaster- and celebrity-obsessed cable news, during an election testing the virtues of objectivity, the documentary All Governments Lie is worthy testimony that many journalists are in it for the truth.”

The Village Voice

Chilling…lucidly argues that powerful interests have been creating supercharged fake stories for decades.

Globe and Mail

“ ‘All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone’ is an urgent and fascinating documentary.” 


Documentary Feature | 90min | Completed


Independent journalists like Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Matt Taibbi are changing the face of journalism, providing investigative, adversarial alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets. Our cameras follow as they expose government and corporate deception – just as the ground-breaking independent journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago.

Featuring:  Carl Bernstein, Noam Chomsky, David Corn,  John Carlos Frey, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Chris Hedges, Ana Kasparian, Michael Moore, Ralph Nader,  Jeremy Scahill, Nermeen Shaikh, Matt Taibbi, and Cenk Uygur

Director Fred Peabody Producers Peter Raymont, Andrew Munger, Steve Ord Executive Producers Peter Raymont, Oliver Stone, Jeff Cohen, Steve Ord Editors Jim Munro, James Yates Director of Photography John Westheuser Sound Sanjay Mehta, Jason Milligan, Peter Sawade Composer Mark Korven

Produced By White Pine Pictures in association with Super Channel and Société Radio-Canada with the participation of Canada Media FundThe Ontario Media Development Corporation, with the generous assistance of The Park Foundation and The Knight Foundation/Catalytic Diplomacy

U.S. Distribution First Run Features      International Sales Agent Films Transit All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org)

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