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      Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech

      2009 1 hr. 14 min. Documentary LGBTQ+ List
      Reviews 68% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Director Liz Garbus' documentary delves into the history and current state of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Detailing how the protection and exercise of free speech has changed and how global politics influences these trends, the film studies a number of free speech cases, many of them post-9/11. With comments from a range of scholars, students and political pundits, "Shouting Fire" presents a fascinating insight into of one of the cornerstones of U.S. democracy. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member The Q&A was great, and the film had some wonderful moments and a handful of great quotes. Overall, just pretty average, though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member totally solid documentary, that one kid wearing the shirt quoting the bible about queers... his dumbass is going straight to hell over that shit, word up. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Interested in freedom of speech? Then this is a must see for you. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Sobering and depressing as hell. However, it is thought provoking and worth a watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member interesting documentary... my conclusion of all this is true democracy=utopia... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member HBO is hit-or-miss in its summer documentary offerings, and while some of their films seem to be plucked-from-YouTube movies shot with cheap camcorders, "Shouting Fire" is a great (and well-produced) exploration of the many ways that citizens are challenging the limits of free speech, but are also "character assassinated" for stretching those very limits (or, in some of the more horrifying examples, the character assassinations of very innocent people are protected). It can be a tough film to watch, as any viewer will likely find issue with at least one of the examples (yes, hate speech is protected), but it's a compelling overall argument as to why free speech--the "safety valve" of a democracy--must be protected in every instance, regardless of the pain it might cause... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Director Liz Garbus' documentary delves into the history and current state of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Detailing how the protection and exercise of free speech has changed and how global politics influences these trends, the film studies a number of free speech cases, many of them post-9/11. With comments from a range of scholars, students and political pundits, "Shouting Fire" presents a fascinating insight into of one of the cornerstones of U.S. democracy.
      Director
      Liz Garbus
      Executive Producer
      Sheila Nevins
      Production Co
      HBO Documentary Films
      Genre
      Documentary, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
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