Free Speech Fear Free

Free Speech

Free Speech Fear Free

DIRECTOR(S): Tarquin Ramsay, Jörg Altekruse   COUNTRY: United Kingdom, Germany   YEAR: 2016   LANGUAGES: English   SUBTITLES: German   RUNNING TIME: 79 min  


SECTION: Open Eyes

Can we really be fully human without Free Speech? Is free speech the oxygen of our society? Without it we crumble. FREE SPEECH FEAR FREE started as a “dare” when the director was 15 years old after meeting Sri Lankans in North Sri Lanka immediately after the civil war. It gets to the core of what free speech really is, and the impact it has on our day to day lives. It compares the UK with Belarus and shows what life is really like without Free Speech. It tells chilling stories of a dictatorship that destroys people's standard of living.

Tarquin Ramsay was only 15 years old when he started working on his documentary Free Speech Fear Free. It is his first film.
Jörg Altekruse started his career as a documentary film author, director and tv producer as well as media artist focusing on environmental themes, sustainable technologies and social change. He has created and produced numerous films and spots at the nexus of history, culture and science, and has an outstanding record as media adviser and campaign developer for public and private ventures.


SCRIPT: Tarquin Ramsay   PRODUCER: Tarquin Ramsay, Susan Benn   CAMERA: Niels Ladefoged   EDITOR: Emma Vickers, David Naden, Niels Ladefoged, Peter Salmang   MUSIC: Peter Salmang   CAST:


PRODUCTION: Zeitfilm Media GmbH, Fear Free Films   WORLD SALES: Paul Thiltges Distributions Sarl   GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR: Real Fiction Film