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 events@whrc.org.

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 events@whrc.org.


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.