Collision! Free Speech and Religion
Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
- Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Library & Archives Canada - Auditorium, Ottawa, ON
This new documentary, written and presented by Danish Human Rights lawyer Jacob Mchangama, focuses on one of the defining issues of our time; the global battle of values over the relationship between free speech and religious sensitivities. Recent years have seen increasing demands that free speech should be limited to respect religious feelings. In a globalized world this conflict has become explosive as cartoons published in Denmark and videos uploaded in America have led to violent riots from Cairo to Karachi. The outcome of this battle, says Mchangama, will have profound consequences for the ability of people everywhere to freely express themselves and follow their beliefs.
Followed by a panel discussion with Jacob Mchangama.
Jacob Mchangama and the Free To Choose Network have pulled off an amazing feat: they have produced a cool and measured documentary on a subject of great controversy. “Collision” is a poignant defense of free speech, and has a remarkable ability to find the seam between the right to free speech, and the sensibilities of religious believers. A remarkable voice, a presence on camera that is at once soothing and committed to the freedom of ideas.
The Hoover Institution,
author of The Dream Palace of the Arabs