Collision! Free Speech and Religion| 18mins
Director: Roger Brown | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: United States
The new 18 minute documentary program, 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 for free speech to be limited in order to respect religious feelings. In a globalized world, this conflict has become explosive, with cartoons published in Denmark and videos uploaded in America leading 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.