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
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.
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.
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".
passes are available for $80 and can be purchased either online or at
the following retailers - Compact Music (785 Bank, 206 Bank), and
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 www.freethinkingfilmfest.ca
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.