CJFE Presents 'An Independent Mind' on August 26, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

CJFE, Hot Docs and The Walrus present the North American Premiere of Rex Bloomstein's "An Independent Mind"

Toronto - August 11, 2008 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), Hot Docs and The Walrus present "An Independent Mind", a documentary by Rex Bloomstein's. The film explores the state of freedom of expression around the world in 2008, the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects freedom of expression under Article 19. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion on the limitations of freedom of expression.

"An Independent Mind" interviews people from diverse walks of life who have faced oppression and censorship for expressing unpopular or radical opinions. The interviewees include:

The Moustache Brothers, a comedy troupe in Burma
Tiken Jah Fakoly, a reggae star from Côte d'Ivoire
Ali Dilem, an Algerian cartoonist
David Irving, a British writer and historian
Mu Zimei, a Chinese sex blogger
Soziedad Alkoholika, a Basque rock band
Marielos Monzon, a Guatemalan radio journalist
Faraj Bayrakdar, a Syrian poet and journalist

Frank Addario
John Miller
Carol Off
Moderated - Mary Deanne Shears

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Doors open - 6:30 pm
Film - 7:00 pm

Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue (one block south of Bloor along St. George)

$8 for students and journalists in exile
At the door or call (416) 515-9622 x231

For more information please contact:
Max Rothschild
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
(416) 515-9622 x.231
max [at] rothschildco.com