The Free Thinking Film Society kicks off its 2ndannual film festival to celebrate liberty, freedom and democracy on November 11th in Ottawa. The Free Thinking Film Festival will feature three major events, two panel discussion and over 20 films, between November 11-13, 2011 at Library and Archives Canada and the Bronson Centre. There will also be a Free Thinking Alley where attendees can buy books and DVDs, and enjoy food and drink.
“I love celebrating liberty, freedom and democracy,” says Free Thinking Film President Fred Litwin. “Get ready for three days of challenging films and discussions with no political-correctness.”
The Festival opens at 6:30 PM November 11th with History Wars, a debate between Jack Granatstein (Historian and former director of the Canadian War Museum) and Michael Byers (Professor of Political Science at UBC) on the future of the Canadian military, moderated by Michael Bliss. This event is co-sponsored by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and will take place at the Bronson Centre.
The Festival will end with “Unmasked: Judeophobia and the Threat to Civilization”, the Canadian premiere of a documentary about the current political assault against Israel. Producer Gloria Greenfield will be in attendance.
A sample of other scheduled films include:
- “Angryphone,” about English language rights in Quebec
- “The Biases of the CBC,” a film and panel discussion on CBC bias against Israel and conservatives
- “The Power of the Powerless,” a look at the velvet revolution that toppled communism in Czechoslovakia
- “The Living,” a film about the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s
- “Freedom of What?cott,” a documentary about free speech in Saskatchewan
- “Freedom Fighter,” Rev. Majed El Shafie’s campaign against discrimination against religious minorities around the world
- “The 10 Conditions of Love,” about Rubiya Kadeer, the leader of the Uyghur people and their fight to save their culture
- “Cool It,” why we should ‘cool it’ when it comes to global warming
- “3 Billion and Counting,” tells us why we need DDT to fight malaria in Africa