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I'm producing a documentary about the war on free speech.
I'm producing a documentary about the war on free speech.
I'm producing a documentary about the war on free speech.
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Silenced. Our War On Free Speech

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Things are different than they used to be. We all know the feeling of dread when posting or talking about something controversial, and this dread has silenced us. It’s not censorship. The government isn’t doing it. We are. To ourselves. Across business, education, politics, and entertainment. Many comedians are even refusing to tour college campuses due to the sensibilities of students, and posting one wrong Tweet can get you fired from a job - or worse.

Silenced explores these issues. We are going to talk to everyone, including people in tech, comedy, finance, sociology, psychiatry, clergy and of course the media. We are also going to show both sides of this issue. How far is too far, is their even is such thing?

We have begun production and are looking at a spring completion date. To market Silenced properly, it's going to take cash money. We hope to get international distribution and will be entering the major film festivals.

*** I will not be taking a salary for Silenced. ***

My work on Silenced, including necessary legal work, will be done without pay. This is a passion project for me as much as it will be for you.

We are going to create a killer movie that will wake up viewers and change the culture. Join us and the free speech revolution by supporting Silenced today!

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