Documentary Feature | 90 & 60 min | 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 ( Twitter: @AllGovsLieDoc Facebook: AllGovsLieDoc

“A damning indictment of mainstream media.”

LA Times

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

The Globe and Mail

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


“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


Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival, Washington, DC
IDA Screening, Landmark, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Film Society, San Francisco, CA
Landmark Embarcadero Cinema, San Francisco, CA
Laemmle Music Hall 3, Beverly Hills, CA
Cinema Village Theatre, New York, NY
IDFA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
State Theatre, Modesto, California
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto, ON
Saugatauck Center for the Arts, Saugatauck, MI
Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH
The Frontline Club, London, UK
Cinecenta, Victoria, BC
DocPoint Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia
DocPoint Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY
Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA
San Diego Human Rights Watch Festival, San Diego, California
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Bookshelf Cinema, Guelph, ON
ByTowne, Ottawa, ON
Webster University Film Series, Webster Groves, MO
Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe, NM
SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME
Naro Cinema, Norfolk, VA
Landmark Cinemas, Whitby, ON
Landmark Cinemas, Kanata, ON
Cinematheque, Winnipeg, MB
Downtown DocFest, Belleville, ON
Salt Spring Film Festival, Salt Spring, BC
Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Kingston, ON
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival’s Winterfest, San Francisco, CA
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London, UK
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
Princess Cinemas, Waterloo, ON
Landmark Cinemas City Centre, Edmonton, AB
Cineplex Eau Claire, Calgary, AB
One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
Cineplex International Village, Vancouver, BC
FIGRA, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France
Ryerson University’s Centre for Free Expression, Toronto, ON
Bertha DocHouse, London, UK
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark
Docville International Documentary Film Festival, Leuven, Belgium
Frontline Club, Tbilisi, Georgia
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Pembroke, Bermuda
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
2017 PATOIS Human Rights Film Festival, New Orleans
RADIO-CANADA French Television Broadcast, 1001 Vies
The German Film Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
The Screening Room, Kingston, ON
FilmFest DC, Washington, DC
It’s All True, Rio, Brazil
Norwegian Documentary Film Festival, Volda, Norway
Cable Car Cinema, Providence, RI
Pickford Film Center, Bellingham, WA
American Independents Film Festival, Australia
Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Warsaw, Poland
DocsBarcelona, Barcelona, Spain
The 19th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
Biografilm Festival, Bologna, Italy
Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY
New Zealand FF, New Zealand
Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse City, MI
HRW Film Festival, Nairobi
Movies On War FF, Elverum, Norway
STARZ Television Broadcast
Trent University, Peterborough, ON
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Queen of the Square Cinema, Stratford, ON
Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB


News media hesitate to use ‘lie’ for Trump’s misstatements
Washington Post, August 29, 2018

Jim Munro and James Yates Nominated For A Canadian Cinema Editors Award For Best Editing In A Feature Documentary For All Governments Lie
Canadian Cinema Editors, April 10, 2017

‘All Governments Lie’ review: Documentary doesn’t do justice to I.F. Stone and his legacy
Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2017

All Governments Lie celebrates journos who don’t rely on special access to presidents
The Georgia Straight, March 8, 2017

Queen’s film alum explores the history of fake news in ‘All Governments Lie’
Kingston Region, February 24, 2017

As timely as Trump, a documentary about political deceit and feisty, independent journalism
Ottawa Citizen, February 7, 2017

Documentary Explores Whether All Governments Lie
The Cornell Daily Sun, January 31, 2017

New Documentary All Governments Lie Already Dated by Trump
The Stranger, January 27, 2017

‘All Governments Lie’ contrasts today’s press with I.F. Stone
Herald Net, January 27, 2017

All Governments Lie’ review: capturing spirit of underground journalist I.F. Stone
Seattle Times, January 25, 2017

Dear journalists: To cover Trump, remember I.F. Stone
The Sunday Edition, January 15, 2017

The Truth Be Told in All Governments Lie, December 12, 2016

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
Toronto Star, December 9, 2016

All Governments Lie explores the history of fake news
Globe & Mail, December 9, 2016

Journalism Icon I.F. Stone’s Words Ring Truer Than Ever in ‘All Governments Lie’
Truth Dig, November 11, 2016

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone, November 5, 2016

Movie guide: Capsule listings
Pocono Record, November 5, 2016

The Descent of the Left Press: From IF Stone to The Nation
CounterPunch.Org, November 5, 2016

WATCH: “All Governments Lie” — Matt Taibbi and filmmaker Fred Peabody on media failures and dissident journalism
Salon, November 5, 2016

Film Review: ‘All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone’
Variety, November 5, 2016 

First Run Features Gets U.S. Rights For Feature Documentary ‘All Governments Lie’
Deadline Hollywood, November 4, 2016

All Governments Lie
Spiritual and Practice, November 4, 2016 

What Does Freedom of the Press Mean Anyway? The Fortuitous Timing of “All Governments Lie”
Progressive.Org, November 4, 2016

Moveable Feast, November 3, 2016

Muckraker: ‘All Governments Lie’ salutes the crusading spirit of journalist I.F. Stone
Film Journal, November 3, 2016 

‘All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, And The Spirit of I.F. Stone’ Explores The Necessity Of Independent News Media
The Playlist, November 3, 2016

Documentary ‘All Governments Lie’ takes mainstream media to task
Los Angeles Times, November 3, 2016

All Governments Lie/Fred Peabody
Director Talk, November 3, 2016

The Crusading Spirit of I.F. Stone Shines Through Journo Doc ‘All Governments Lie’
The Village Voice, November 2, 2016

All Governments Lie Succeeds Through Honesty
Washington Square News, November 2,  2016

All Governments Lie, The Movie
Foreign Policy Journal, November 1, 2016, 2016

Rising Up with Sonali: All Governments Lie
Rising Up With Sonali, October 31, 2016

Rob Edelman: All Governments Lie
WAMC NE Public Radio, October 29, 2016

Oscars Documentary Race Heats up With 145 Features in Contention
IndieWire, October 29, 2016

Failure of the Fourth Estate
TVO The Agenda, September 19, 2016

If All Governments Lie who will hold them accountable
The Varsity, September 18, 2016

Amy Goodman Corporate media needs to be fourth estate not for the state, September 16, 2016

How Journalism Can Be Saved
NOW Toronto, September 14, 2016

TIFF 2016 Rezas Top 5 Picks
CJRU, September 10, 2016

Six must-see indie films at TIFF
Toronto Life, September 9, 2016

All Governments Lie Documentary World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival
Democracy Now, September 9, 2016

All Governments Lie celebrates spirit of pioneering investigative journalist I.F. Stone
J-Source, September 8, 2016

All Governments Lie documentary takes aim at mainstream media
CBC – The Current, September 8, 2016 

Trailer Alert
Girth Radio, September 8, 2016

All Governments Lie
NOW Magazine, September 7, 2016

Canadian Docs Hit It Big at TIFF
POV Magazine, August 31, 2016 

Daniel Garber talks with filmmaker Fred Peabody
Cultural Mining/ CIUT, August 26, 2016

The Hard Truths in the Trailer for All Governments Lie
Film School Rejects, August 24, 2016

All Governments Lie’ Exclusive Trailer: New Doc Explores Birth and Future of Investigative Journalism
IndieWire, August 23, 2016


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