Truth Tellers: An Artist’s Journey to Uphold our Founding Ideals

Truth Tellers at Opera House Arts in Stonington

The inspiring documentary film Truth Tellers will be screened at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2024 at Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine.

Truth Tellers asks “what defines a great American?” Through Maine artist/activist Robert Shetterly’s 280 portraits of great Americans – his “models of courageous citizenship”- we learn about the fearlessness of those defending democracy, fighting for racial justice, indigenous rights, and the youth battling a changing climate. These “Americans Who Tell the Truth” teach us about the moral courage it takes to protect our country’s founding ideals. The film is more and more relevant every day as we witness democracy on the chopping block, schools and libraries eliminating books from the shelves.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A talkback with Rob Shetterly and filmmaker Richard Kane.

View trailer here

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More about Truth Tellers

Directed by Richard Kane, the film won the Audience Award for Best Film at the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival and has been featured at numerous film festivals around the country, including the Camden International Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival Boston, and the Global Peace Film Festival.

Over the past winter, Truth Tellers reached over 300 U.S. communities via PBS affiliates.

Bill Moyers, American journalist and political commentator, commented, “I am an ardent fan of Robert’s work and of the man himself. He is the Diogenes of our time, searching for truth in the work of his subjects. He has become an invaluable chronicler of 21st century America. . . . Congratulations with this important film.”

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Aug 25 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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