Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Screening Format: DCP (4K Digital Print)

Tickets are sold out. There will be a stand-by line at the door.  We will let in patrons in on a first come/ first serve basis if tickets become available.

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.

The Screening will be followed by a Q&A with discussants:

Jennifer Ouellette, author of 4 popular science books, and science blogger for Scientific American.
Erik Conway, co-author of Merchants of Doubt.

This film kicks off the Sustainable Science Communication Conference, all day at Corwin Pavilion, Thursday May 14. See for more details.

Merchants of Doubt Trailer

This event is co-sponsored by the Mellichamp Academic Initiative in Sustainability; The Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication, in the Department of Communication; The Carsey-Wolf Center; and The Anthropocene, Views from the Humanities presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.