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Anthem Film Review: ‘No Safe Spaces’ Redux and Grand Prize, Too

It takes a long time to perfect a film. Last year, the producers of No Safe Spaces brought it to the Anthem Film Festival to get feedback on their work-in-progress. This year, they were back at Anthem with a “95% done version.” But, as true creatives, they were still open to suggestions for improvements. Not many improvements will likely be needed, as the film won the Anthem Grand Prize for director Justin Folk and producer Mark Joseph.

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Anthem Film Festival Review: North Korea Nightmare and China Fears

“Go to where the light is” may seem a strange directive for someone seeking to escape from a totalitarian regime until one sees a photo of North Korea and its neighbors taken from a satellite. Yeonmi Park’s tale of her escape reveals that not only is the darkness physical, but spiritual as well.

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Anthem Film Review: ‘Democracy Through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era’

Alice had to step through the looking glass to discover a strange world where everything was backwards and made no sense. Filmmaker Kevin Bowe only had to go to New Hampshire during the 2015 presidential primary. His film, Democracy Through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era, screened at the Anthem Film Festival, part of FreedomFest. FreedomFest, a libertarian political and financial conference, now in its tenth year, bills itself as the worlds “largest gathering of free minds."

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Anthem Film Festival: Lenny Bruce, Gilbert Gottfried, and Penn Jillette vs. the Outrage Mob in ‘Can We Take a Joke’

We are reaching peak crazy. There are two possible outcomes. We get trampled or the rest of us wake up and start fighting the people who are trying to stifle free speech.

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