Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech


Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus
Rory Kennedy
Jed Rothstein

Karen H. Sim

Karen H. Sim

Tom Hurwitz

Original Music
Miriam Cutler

Arab-Americans lose their jobs for discussing the word “intifada.” Christian school-kids are suspended for wearing homophobic Bible-quoting T-shirts. Left-wing professors are fired for provocative remarks in the wake of 9/11. Most Americans believe the First Amendment is sacred and inviolate, but these are just some of the examples of the extent to which our freedom of speech is under attack on a daily basis.

Shouting Fire explores the current state of free speech in the United States, and the threat it’s under post 9/11. Our tour-guide through this perilous landscape is the filmmaker’s father, First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus.

Shouting Fire premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

“A fine example of education that’s entertaining.”

— Variety