Synopsis: In the wake of the Leveson report the media’s focus has quickly diverted from a brief period of self-examination to business as usual. This opportunity for serious consideration of the true, entrenched causes and effects of the UK’s inadequate media must not go unexplored, and the recent press scandals must not be framed in terms of the ‘bad apples’ soundbites we’re so often fed.

Examining the people and practices of the media industries, The Fourth Estate illuminates not only specific incidences of corruption by press groups, but how the wider business as a whole, including the film and entertainment industries, has a huge amount to answer for in the state of political economy of the west. There’s no business like show business…

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The Fourth Estate (UK)
Lee Salter
80 mins

The Fourth Estate (UK) will be screened at No Gloss Film Festival 2015.