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Liberty Bound (2004)

Liberty Bound takes an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek look at America's on-going struggle to keep a comfortable balance between democracy, capitalism and fascism. This is a film about ... See full summary »

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Liberty Bound takes an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek look at America's on-going struggle to keep a comfortable balance between democracy, capitalism and fascism. This is a film about courage, fear, ignorance, knowledge, propaganda, rhetoric and the amazing events that have shaped our history. Written by Artivist Film Festival

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Is the United States bound for liberty - or do we just have Liberty Bound?

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5 August 2004 (Hungary)  »

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Megfojtott szabadság  »

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Narrator: The United States of America: rich, diverse, well-fed, proud, free. The United States of America: poor, hungry, scared, oppressed. There are those who say the United States is an empire, a dictatorship possessing fascistic elements. There are others who insist it's a democracy, or a representative republic: the realized dream of the founding fathers. Can both assessments be correct? How can the nation known as the United States of America be both? How can there be two totally ...
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"Liberty Bound" a Hit in Florida
11 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Liberty Bound" is a feature length documentary on 9/11 that seeks to find answers to the many questions surrounding the tragedy, and the effect it has on civil liberties. Filmmaker, Christine Rose, interviewed prominent historians and social commentators as well as ordinary citizens in her search for the truth. Howard Zinn, Michael Perenti, and Michael Rupport shared their historical viewpoints and opinions on what is happening and why.

As Rose traveled across the new landscape, nothing was sacred. One of the most poignant scenes is a chance recording of an event on a train, in which an American citizen, returning from years overseas, is harassed by local authorities to avoid certain subjects if he wants to ride on the train. Someone complained because he was enthusiastic and passionate in his remarks. Other interviews and stories she uncovers reveal a disturbing increase in abuse.

A lot of care has gone into finding and perfecting the quality of archival footage, which is used to illustrate the inaccuracy of certain widely-held beliefs. Original digital media mixed with CNN tapes and old analog WWII footage, is put together in an almost seamless manner. Of course some of the old footage is irreparably damaged, but, the the final mix works surprisingly well..

I watched "Liberty Bound" develop over a period of time and have joined different audiences in a number of venues. When the DVD version was screened in a private studio in Florida, the audience was really impressed by new information and insights provided by the film, that have not been covered by the media, even during congressional hearings into 9/11. Everyone wanted more information on screenings of the full feature film to share with their friends.

That kind of audience response and word-of-mouth recommendation is worth a 10.


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