Category - Free Speech Award

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2017 Free Speech Award Winner Tarquin Ramsay Reflects on the Making and Aftermath of Free Speech, Free Fear
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Q+A with Edward Snowden’s Chief Legal Advisor Reveals the Free Speech Glass is Half Full, Even in the Post-9/11 World
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American INSIGHT Board Member Karen Curry Talks Free Speech in an Era of Internet Tunnel-Vision, University Safe Spaces, and Global Terrorism
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Maj. Gloria Downey Reveals the Story Behind Her Film ‘Forgive Me Father’
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Judy Rymer Speaks On the Making Of “I Will Not Be Silenced”
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‘I Will Not Be Silenced’ Wins the 2016 Free Speech Award
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Islam Through Human Rights
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‘I Am Sun Mu’ – The Artist Without a Face
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“No law except the Putin Law” – Carole Keeney Harrington Discusses Pussy Riot’s Attempt to Bring Free Speech to Russia and the Making of Her Film, Pussy Riot: The Movement
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Nick Torrens Addresses the Hopes and Dreams of China’s Youth in His Film “China’s 3Dreams”

Islam Through Human Rights

‘Honor Diaries,’ American INSIGHT’ 2015 Free Speech Award-winning film, investigates violence against women in Muslim-majority societies by exposing the hidden prevalence of honor killings and female genital mutilation. The story is driven by a roundtable discussion of nine of Islam’s most notable women’s rights activists led by Raheel Raza.

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‘I Am Sun Mu’ – The Artist Without a Face

Sun Mu made international headlines when he became the first North Korean defector artist to hold an exhibition in China. The story of his escape, his life as an artist in exile, and his preparation for the Beijing exhibition are the subject of Adam Sjöberg’s film ‘I Am Sun Mu,’ an “Official Selection” at American INSIGHT’s 2015 Free Speech Film Festival.

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“No law except the Putin Law” – Carole Keeney Harrington Discusses Pussy Riot’s Attempt to Bring Free Speech to Russia and the Making of Her Film, Pussy Riot: The Movement

Under the surface,Moscow’s splendor is overcast with an unforgiving, distant demeanor and a dark past dominated by violence, patriarchy, and oppression. Carole Keeney Harrington, after her experiences writing and producing Pussy Riot: The Movement surmises, ”Russia is full of brilliantly intelligent and breathtakingly beautiful people, but the Russian people simply don’t know how to be free.”

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