My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

4th Annual Free Thinking Film Festival 2013

4th Annual Free Thinking Film Festival
Brings Films on Freedom & Free Speech to Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada - September 3, 2013

On October 31st, 2013, The Free Thinking Film Society will kick off its 4th Annual Film Festival to celebrate liberty, freedom and democracy.  The Festival will feature four major events, two book launches, and over 20 films & events, between October 31st - November 3rd 2013 at Library and Archives Canada. There will also be a Free Thinking Alley where attendees can buy books and DVDs, and enjoy food & drink.

"This year we pay particular attention to free speech," says Free Thinking Film President Fred Litwin. "Get ready for four days of challenging films and discussions with absolutely no political correctness."
The Festival will feature four major events:  On October 31st, the Festival will open with the film "Collision:  Free Speech and Religion" followed by a panel discussion with Danish Human Rights lawyer Jacob Mchangama.  On November 1st, the Festival will present an evening with noted Canadian journalist Barbara Kay. On November 2nd, the topic will be China Cyber-Spying, first with a film and then a panel discussion, and the Festival will end with a very special evening on how Muslims, Jews & Christians work together in Uganda on a coffee coop. The head of the Ugandan Jewish community will be on hand for Q&A and coffee will be served.

Other films include "Powerful as God," about  systemic abuse within the  Children's Aid Societies of Ontario; "Fracknation," presents the truth about fracking; "The Ambassador", a dark comedy that exposes the business of selling diplomatic titles, "Jihad in America: Grand Deception" about the Muslim Brotherhood in the US; "Transcending Fear: The Story Of Gao Zhisheng" about a Christian lawyer who challenges the Communist Party in China; "Changing Lives" a documentary about the impact of economic freedom; "The Sheik and I", about an independent film maker who tests the boundaries of free speech in the United Arab Emirates; "Broken Soldiers", a Canadian film on how our veterans struggle with PTSD and homelessness; "SARS:  Coverup and Aftermath" on how the Chinese government covered up the true problems of the SARS epidemic.

In addition, two authors will be in Ottawa to launch their books.  Barbara Kay, columnist for the National Post will host an evening dedicated to her book, "Acknowledgements", and Elizabeth Nickson will present her book, "Eco-Fascists:  How Radical Conservationists are Destroying Our Natural Heritage".

Festival passes are available for $80 and can be purchased either online or at the following retailers - Compact Music (785 Bank, 206 Bank), and online here. Tickets will also be available at the door at the event.  Day passes will also be available for sale.

The complete list of events can be seen at

The Free Thinking Film Society was established in 2007 in Ottawa to provide an outlet for filmmakers and moviegoers alike who are looking for an alternative to the 'alternative'. In other words, we celebrate the efforts of risk-taking documentarians whose work espouses the values of limited, democratic government, free market economies, equality of opportunity rather than equality of result, and the dignity of the individual, all underscored by a healthy and patriotic respect for Western culture and traditions. Although there are a lot of courageous voices in the non-fiction film industry producing thoughtful pieces of art which reject cultural relativism, central economic planning and American culpability for all that ills the world, you wouldn't know it by looking at the listings for most art house cinemas. We're dedicated to changing that by bringing these exciting and challenging documentaries to Canada's capital.


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