Free public screening of “Merchants of Doubt” on August 29 & 30

Merchants of Doubt filmOn Saturday, August 29 at 4:30 p.m. and August 30 at 4:30 p.m., the Woods Hole Research Center will show the award-winning documentary film “Merchants of Doubt.” The event is free and open to the public and will be held the Center’s Harbourton Auditorium.

Please note: The August 29 showing is now full. A second showing has been added on August 30 at 4:30 p.m. RSVP to

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, this 96-minute documentary 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 pubic threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

The public is invited to attend this free event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Harbourton Auditorium at the Woods Hole Research Center, 149 Woods Hole Road. Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP to

WHRC is an independent research institute where scientists investigate the causes and effects of climate change to identify and implement opportunities for conservation, restoration and economic development around the globe.