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Friday, July 21 • 11:55am - 12:45pm
PANEL The Land of the Free? Regan Hines, Adrienne Levy, Lyn Ulbricht, David Safavian; Vincent Vittorio (mod)

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Speakers
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Regan Hines

Partner, Life is My Movie Entertainment
Regan Hines is motivated to make compelling films that shed light on social and political issues that both entertain audiences and move them to bring about change. Hines directed Incarcerating US to shine a spotlight on a problem that is out of sight and out of mind for many Americans to illustrate the scope of the problem and the need for fundamental change. | As a partner at Life is My Movie Entertainment, Hines works on building the catalogue of films produced and distributed by collaborating on projects in different stages of production and directing films on topics that he is passionate... Read More →
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David Safavian

Deputy Director, American Conservative Union Foundation's Center for Criminal Justice Reform
David Safavian is the Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform, where he advocates for policy changes that improve public safety, ensure personal responsibility, maintain government accountability, and protect human dignity... Read More →
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Lyn Ulbricht

Founder and CEO, Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Effort
Lyn Ulbricht is a political activist and advocate for constitutional protections, individual freedom and privacy. She is also the mother of Ross Ulbricht, who was sentenced to double life without parole for non-violent charges associated with his role in the Silk Road website. Lyn is dedicated to fighting for her son and the thousands who have been victimized by a flawed criminal justice system and the drug war. She works to direct awareness to the important precedents set by... Read More →
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Vincent Vittorio

Founder, Life Is My Movie Entertainment
Founder of Life Is My Movie Entertainment, a company built on Vincent’s ambition to elevate the documentary genre through visionary means of development, production and distribution. | Vincent’s belief in the stirring power of documentary coupled with his dedication to maintaining integrity in non-fiction storytelling have set the table for... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Incarcerating US

Regan Hines, dir. (84 min) Friday 10:30 am INCARCERATING US is a feature-length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the history of the world. The film begins with a brief overview of U.S. prisons and the flawed policies that fueled unprecedented over-incarceration. In many cases, these laws exacerbate problems they were designed to solve. Through both empirical evidence and moving personal stories, we see the failures of two major policies: the War on Drugs and mandatory minimum sentences. INCARCERATING US tells the story of... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:55am - 12:45pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

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