Miriam Cutler

Shouting Fire Stories From the Edge of Free Speech

2009
Shouting Fire

Project Details

Released 2009
Production Company HBO/MoxieFirecracker/Directed by Liz Garbus
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Project Details

Synopsis


Arab-Americans lose their jobs for discussing the word “intifada.” Christian school-kids are suspended for wearing homophobic Bible-quoting T-shirts. Left-wing professors are fired for provocative remarks in the wake of 9/11. Most Americans believe the First Amendment is sacred and inviolate, but these are just some of the examples of the extent to which our freedom of speech is under attack on a daily basis.


SHOUTING FIRE: STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF FREE SPEECH explores the current state of free speech in the United States, and the threat it’s under post 9/11. Our tour-guide through this perilous landscape is the filmmaker’s father, First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus.


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Credits


HBO/Moxie Firecracker Films



Producerd by 
Liz Garbus
, Rory Kennedy, 
and Jed Fothstein


Co-Produced by Karen H. Sim


Directed by 
Liz Garbus


Edit
ed by Karen H. Sim




Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Screenings & Highlights


World Premiere, Documentary competition, Sundance 2009 


Nominated, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2009


HBO Premier, June, 2009


shouting fire sundance 2009   shouting fire HBO doc  shouting fire fullframe09

Reviews


“A fine example of education that’s entertaining.” ~ Variety



Project Details

Synopsis


Arab-Americans lose their jobs for discussing the word “intifada.” Christian school-kids are suspended for wearing homophobic Bible-quoting T-shirts. Left-wing professors are fired for provocative remarks in the wake of 9/11. Most Americans believe the First Amendment is sacred and inviolate, but these are just some of the examples of the extent to which our freedom of speech is under attack on a daily basis.


SHOUTING FIRE: STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF FREE SPEECH explores the current state of free speech in the United States, and the threat it’s under post 9/11. Our tour-guide through this perilous landscape is the filmmaker’s father, First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus.


Visit SHOUTING FIRE on Facebook.


Credits


HBO/Moxie Firecracker Films



Producerd by 
Liz Garbus
, Rory Kennedy, 
and Jed Fothstein


Co-Produced by Karen H. Sim


Directed by 
Liz Garbus


Edit
ed by Karen H. Sim




Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Screenings & Highlights


World Premiere, Documentary competition, Sundance 2009 


Nominated, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2009


HBO Premier, June, 2009


shouting fire sundance 2009   shouting fire HBO doc  shouting fire fullframe09

Reviews


“A fine example of education that’s entertaining.” ~ Variety



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