In 2011, American INSIGHT had two goals in mind for its new Free Speech Film Festival: to celebrate the passionate innovations of independent filmmakers, and to champion the ideas, perspectives and voices that prove vital to the future of Free Speech, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law.
Designed to highlight prominent voices in today’s powerful Human Rights Movement, American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film Festival invites filmmakers from around the world to submit films that present their unique perspectives in the fight against injustice. These filmmakers are encouraged to use the art of documentary to engage the global community in a deeper conversation about the complexities of Free Speech, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law within society.
American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Award recognizes one film among many submissions that best embodies the core principles of free speech and provides insight into how we as global citizens can shape the future of the Human Rights Movement. The Award-winning film is chosen by people from around the world eager to embrace thought-provoking and extraordinary stories of strength and struggle in this global moment.
At American INSIGHT, we believe it is our responsibility as citizens of the world to preserve the history of this movement for future generations. By promoting these documentaries, American INSIGHT hopes to celebrate the fresh perspectives and compelling narratives that both amplify the voices of today’s Human Rights Movement and propel the conversation forward.