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William F. Buckley,
A documentary look at the changing interpretations of the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution - laws and court cases that have alternatively broadened and narrowed the amendment's protection of free speech and assembly. The film's thesis is that post-9/11 the government has seized unprecedented license to surveil, intimidate, arrest, and detain citizens and foreigners alike. The film also looks back to the Pentagon Papers' case and compares it to cases since 9/11 dealing with high school students' speech and protesters marching in New York City during the 2004 Republican convention. Comment comes from a range of scholars, pundits, and advocates. Written by
If you get a chance to see it - don't miss the opportunity ! It's playing on HBO these days. (Thank you HBO for the courage to show such a controversial documentary.) Why is this movie controversial ? Because it is SO political. It is probably about the most political movie you will ever see.
I think this single movie may do more to change your view of the world than any other movie you've ever seen.
The director of this movie - Liz Garbus - gives us an incredible portrait of her father - the courageous fighter for free speech - Martin Garbus. I can't imagine any child ever creating a more powerful tribute to their parent.
I watch this movie and I LOVE this guy. He is a true hero.
In the age of spreading fear by the government and unprecedented attacks on free speech by the Bush mob - this movie yells "Stop !" "Think." "Let's look at things from an unpopular point of view." I can't describe just how incredible this movie is. But you may hate it if it threatens your deeply held (but unquestioned) beliefs.
This movie is highly, highly political. You will love it or hate it.
I thank Liz Garbus for introducing me to her lovely father.
He is truly a beautiful man.
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