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Thursday, July 20 • 9:00am - 9:15am
'Silence U' Rob Montz, dir. (14 min)

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Wednesday 1:45 pm; Thursday 9:00 am

Around the country, college students are silencing speakers in the name of safe spaces, prompting controversy over whether certain topics are too sensitive to debate on campus or whether the university is even the most important place to debate them. In We the Internet TV's first mini-documentary, SILENCE U, filmmaker Rob Montz visits his alma mater, Brown University, to find out what happened to free speech and debate on campus. Montz interviews Brown University students, administrators, and Professor Glenn Loury as he examines the controversial actions of Brown University President Christina Paxson and ProfessorTricia Rose in an effort to answer one key question: Is the "heckler's vote" a valid exercise of free speech or simply a way of censoring others and ostracizing legitimate but unpopular perspective through mob pressure?

Panel: "Is the University Killing Free Speech?" Ted Balaker, Ari Cohn, Stephen Cox, Lou Perez; Claudia Murray, mod.

Moderators
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Claudia Murray

Senior Impact Producer, Moving Picture Institute
Claudia Murray, MPI's senior impact producer, develops social action campaigns designed to accompany MPI-supported films and spur social action. She has experience organizing a broad array of outreach initiatives and has helped street vendors, parents, limo drivers, craft-beer aficionados... Read More →

Speakers
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Ted Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker, an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, is co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. Ted directed the feature documentary Can We Take a Joke? in which comedians such as Adam Carolla... Read More →
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Stephen Cox

Editor, Liberty Magazine
Stephen Cox is the editor of Liberty magazine, an American monthly libertarian and classical liberal review. He is also a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego and author of several non-fiction books. Cox, who had been a longtime... Read More →
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Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Silence U

Rob Montz, dir. (14 min)  Wednesday 1:45 pm; Thursday 9:00 am | Around the country, college students are silencing speakers in the name of safe spaces, prompting controversy over whether certain topics are too sensitive to debate on campus or whether the university is even the... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3