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Resource: “Screen Merchants of Doubt” in your middle or high school classroom

modParticipant Media is providing 750 free MERCHANTS OF DOUBT DVDs and educational licensing rights to middle and high school classroom educators who are passionate about engaging students on important issues related to credibility, fact checking and agenda setting.

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT explores the roles pundits, scientists, government agencies, and the media play in shaping policies and perceptions about public health issues, from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. The film encourages students to think critically about how their behaviors and attitudes are influenced by the cluttered and often confusing messages they receive from the media.

“Merchants of Doubt” is presented by Sony Pictures Classics, in association with Participant Media and Omidyar Network.  The film is directed and produced by Robert Kenner (“Food Inc.”) with producer Melissa Robledo, executive producers Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media, and Pierre Omidyar of Omidyar Network. Trailer and more information at

Offer available until December 15, 2016Email us for your FREE DVD** and take advantage of the MERCHANTS OF DOUBT discussion guide to help your students develop informed perspectives about complex issues facing them in the world today.

Email Merchants of Doubt to order your FREE DVD or if you have questions.

*Film rated PG-13.
**To qualify for a free DVD and licensing rights, screenings must be for educational purposes and admission may not be charged. DVDs will be provided on a first come, first serve basis (while supplies last). No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. Limit 1 DVD per teacher/classroom.